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Security Bulletin: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX Certified Container is affected by multiple vulnerabilities in Red Hat Universal Base Image version 8.4-206.1626828523 and Binutils version 2.30-93

2022-03-1420:12:12
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37

9.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

7.5 High

CVSS2

Access Vector

NETWORK

Access Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

0.014 Low

EPSS

Percentile

86.4%

Summary

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX Certified Container is hosted by Red Hat Universal Base Image. Due to use of Red Hat Universal Base Image and binutils package, IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX Certified Container is vulnerable to the following: buffer overflow (CVE-2019-20838, CVE-2020-14155, CVE-2020-35448, CVE-2021-20266, CVE-2021-23840, CVE-2021-3200, CVE-2021-35942, CVE-2021-36087, CVE-2021-37600, CVE-2021-38185), denial of service (CVE-2020-16135, CVE-2021-20231, CVE-2021-20232, CVE-2021-23841, CVE-2021-28135, CVE-2021-33574, CVE-2021-3487, CVE-2021-3580), elevation of privilege (CVE-2021-20197), sensitive data exposure (CVE-2021-22876, CVE-2021-22898, CVE-2021-22923), drive-by download (CVE-2021-22922), unauthorized access (CVE-2021-22924), data corruption (CVE-2021-27218, CVE-2021-3421), side-channel attack (CVE-2021-33560), arbitrary code execution (CVE-2021-3445), use-after-free (CVE-2021-36084, CVE-2021-36085, CVE-2021-36086). This fix updates Red Hat Universal base image to 8.5-226 and binutils to 2.30-108.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:CVE-2019-20838
**DESCRIPTION:**PCRE is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a buffer over-read in JIT. By sending a specially-crafted request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/185645 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2020-14155
**DESCRIPTION:**PCRE could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an integer overflow in libpcre. By sending a request with a large number, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/183499 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID:CVE-2020-16135
**DESCRIPTION:**Libssh is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference in tftpserver.c if ssh_buffer_new returns NULL. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/186148 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2020-35448
**DESCRIPTION:**GNU Binutils is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a heap-based buffer over-read can occur in bfd_getl_signed_32 in libbfd.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd). By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/193875 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-20197
**DESCRIPTION:**GNU binutils could allow a local authenticated attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an open race window flaw when writing output in the ar, objcopy, strip, ranlib utilities. By using a specially-crafted symlink, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to allow the utilities to get the ownership of arbitrary files.
CVSS Base score: 4.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198863 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:CVE-2021-20231
**DESCRIPTION:**GnuTLS is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a use-after-free issue in client sending key_share extension. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause memory corruption and other consequences.
CVSS Base score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198173 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-20232
**DESCRIPTION:**GnuTLS is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a use-after-free issue in client_send_params in lib/ext/pre_shared_key.c. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause memory corruption and other consequences.
CVSS Base score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198172 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-20266
**DESCRIPTION:**RPM Project RPM is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out-of-bounds read flaw in the hdrblobInit function in lib/header.c. By sending a specially-crafted request, a local authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 3.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/201041 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID:CVE-2021-22876
**DESCRIPTION:**cURL libcurl could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to strip off user credentials from the URL when automatically populating the Referer: HTTP request header field in outgoing HTTP requests. By sending a specially-crafted HTTP request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain user credentials, and use this information to launch further attacks against the affected system.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/199186 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:CVE-2021-22898
**DESCRIPTION:**cURL libcurl could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a flaw in the option parser for sending NEW_ENV variables. By sending a specially-crafted request using a clear-text network protocol, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive internal information to the server, and use this information to launch further attacks against the affected system.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/202562 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:CVE-2021-22922
**DESCRIPTION:**cURL libcurl could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by not removing incorrect content by the metalink feature. By persuading a victim to download specially-crafted content, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to access malicious content to keep in the file on disk for further attack.
CVSS Base score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/206045 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-22923
**DESCRIPTION:**cURL libcurl could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by improper protection to user credentials by the metalink feature. By persuading a victim to connect a specially-crafted server, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain user credentials, and use this information to launch further attacks against the affected system.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/206046 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:CVE-2021-22924
**DESCRIPTION:**An unspecified error with bad connection reused due to improper path name validation in cURL libcurl has an unknown impact and attack vector.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/206047 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:CVE-2021-23841
**DESCRIPTION:**OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference in the X509_issuer_and_serial_hash() function. By parsing the issuer field, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/196847 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-27218
**DESCRIPTION:**GNOME GLib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error when invoking g_byte_array_new_take() with a buffer of 4GB or more on a 64-bit platform. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause unintended length truncation.
CVSS Base score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/196784 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-23840
**DESCRIPTION:**OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an integer overflow in CipherUpdate. By sending an overly long argument, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/196848 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-28135
**DESCRIPTION:**Espressif ESP-IDF is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by improper handling of the reception of continuous unsolicited LMP responses in Bluetooth Classic implementation. By sending a specially-crafted request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/208855 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID:CVE-2021-3200
**DESCRIPTION:**Libsolv is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a buffer overflow in the testcase_read function. By persuading a victim to open a specially file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/203837 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID:CVE-2021-33560
**DESCRIPTION:**GnuPG Libgcrypt could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by improper handling of ElGamal encryption. By using side-channel attack techniques against mpi_powm, and the window size, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information, and use this information to launch further attacks against the affected system.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/203266 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:CVE-2021-33574
**DESCRIPTION:**GNU C Library (aka glibc) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a use-after-free flaw in the mq_notify function. By sending a specially-crafted request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/202550 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-3421
**DESCRIPTION:**RPM Project RPM could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by a flaw in the read function. By persuading a victim to install a seemingly verifiable package or compromise an RPM repository, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a corruption to the RPM database.
CVSS Base score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/203124 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:L)

CVEID:CVE-2021-3445
**DESCRIPTION:**libdnf could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a flaw in signature verification functionality. By placing a signature in the main header, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/203146 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-3487
**DESCRIPTION:**GNU Binutils is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a flaw in the read_section() function in dwarf2.c in the BFD library. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause excessive memory consumption.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/200073 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-3580
**DESCRIPTION:**GNU Nettle is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a flaw in the RSA decryption functions. By sending specially-crafted ciphertext, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/204056 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-35942
**DESCRIPTION:**GNU C Library (aka glibc) could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a flaw when called with an untrusted, crafted pattern in thewordexp function. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain read arbitrary memory in parse_param (in posix/wordexp.c), or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/206317 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-36084
**DESCRIPTION:**SELinux Project SELinux is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a use-after-free in __cil_verify_classperms. By sending a specially-crafted request, a local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/204792 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-36085
**DESCRIPTION:**SELinux Project SELinux is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a use-after-free in __cil_verify_classperms. By sending a specially-crafted request, a local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/204794 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-36086
**DESCRIPTION:**SELinux Project SELinux is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a use-after-free in cil_reset_classpermission . By sending a specially-crafted request, a local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/204795 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-36087
**DESCRIPTION:**SELinux Project SELinux is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a heap-based buffer over-read in ebitmap_match_any. By sending a specially-crafted request, a local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/204796 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-37600
**DESCRIPTION:**util-linux is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an integer overflow in ipcutils.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to use system resources.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/206484 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX Certified Container 6.2.0
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX Certified Container 6.1.0
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX Certified Container 6.0.0

Remediation/Fixes

Note: Consistent with Continuous Deliver Dev Ops model, IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX Certified Container fixes are provided on the latest release only.

Product(s) Version(s) APAR Remediation/Fix
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX 6.2.0 IBM Certified Container IT40237 Apply 6.2.0.2, see Downloading the Certified Container Software
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX 6.1.0 IBM Certified Container IT40237 Apply 6.2.0.2, see Downloading the Certified Container Software
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX 6.0.0 IBM Certified Container IT40237 Apply 6.2.0.2, see Downloading the Certified Container Software

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

9.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

7.5 High

CVSS2

Access Vector

NETWORK

Access Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

0.014 Low

EPSS

Percentile

86.4%