Security Bulletin: OpenSSL for IBM i is affected by CVE-2020-1971


## Summary OpenSSL is used by IBM i. IBM i has addressed the applicable CVE. ## Vulnerability Details ** CVEID: **[CVE-2020-1971](<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-1971>) ** DESCRIPTION: **OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference. If the GENERAL_NAME_cmp function contain an EDIPARTYNAME, 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/192748](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/192748>) 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) ---|--- IBM i| 7.4 IBM i| 7.3 IBM i| 7.2 IBM i| 7.1 ## Remediation/Fixes The issues can be fixed by applying a PTF to IBM i. Releases 7.4 7.3, 7.2 and 7.1 of IBM i are supported and will be fixed. The IBM i PTF numbers are: **Release 7.1 – SI75116** **Release 7.2, 7.3 & 7.4 – SI75117** [https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral](<https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/>) **_Important note: _**_IBM recommends that all users running unsupported versions of affected products upgrade to supported and fixed version of affected products._ ## Workarounds and Mitigations None ## Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins Subscribe to [My Notifications](< http://www-01.ibm.com/software/support/einfo.html>) to be notified of important product support alerts like this. ### References [Complete CVSS v3 Guide](<http://www.first.org/cvss/user-guide> "Link resides outside of ibm.com" ) [On-line Calculator v3](<http://www.first.org/cvss/calculator/3.0> "Link resides outside of ibm.com" ) Off ## Related Information [IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal](<http://www.ibm.com/security/secure-engineering/bulletins.html>) [IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog](<http://www.ibm.com/blogs/psirt>) ## Change History 11 Jan 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. ## Disclaimer Review the [IBM security bulletin disclaimer and definitions](<https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6610583#disclaimer>) regarding your responsibilities for assessing potential impact of security vulnerabilities to your environment. ## Document Location Worldwide [{"Type":"MASTER","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB57","label":"Power"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU058","label":"IBM Infrastructure w\/TPS"},"Product":{"code":"SWG60","label":"IBM i"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF012","label":"IBM i"}],"Version":"7.1.0"}]

Affected Software

CPE Name Name Version
ibm i 7.1.0