Security Bulletin: z/TPF is affected by OpenSSL vulnerabilities

2021-03-17T13:48:39
ID A701AFC8C238BDFFC275CACF75BFA2343212CCA8077B0C43D13D17FB1392C9ED
Type ibm
Reporter IBM
Modified 2021-03-17T13:48:39

Description

Summary

The z/TPF version of OpenSSL was updated to address the vulnerabilities described by CVE-2021-23840 and CVE-2021-23841.

Vulnerability Details

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-2021-23841
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)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)| Version(s)
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z/Transaction Processing Facility| 1.1

Remediation/Fixes

Product| VRMF| APAR| Remediation/First Fix
---|---|---|---
z/TPF| 1.1| PJ46436| Apply the APAR, which is available for download from the TPF Family Products: Maintenance web page.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
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Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

16 Mar 2021: Initial Publication

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

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Document Location

Worldwide

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