IBM VIOS update for OpenSSL



Published: 2022-05-14
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-0778
CWE-ID CWE-835
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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IBM VIOS
Server applications / Application servers

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Infinite loop

EUVDB-ID: #VU61391

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-0778

CWE-ID: CWE-835 - Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop')

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to infinite loop within the BN_mod_sqrt() function when processing an ASN.1 certificate that contains elliptic curve public keys in compressed form or explicit elliptic curve parameters with a base point encoded in compressed form. A remote attacker can supply a specially crafted certificate to the TLS server or client, consume all available system resources and cause denial of service conditions.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

IBM VIOS: 3.1.0 - 3.1.3.14


CPE2.3 External links

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/openssl_advisory35.asc

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.



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