CVE-2021-23840 Detail

Current Description

Calls to EVP_CipherUpdate, EVP_EncryptUpdate and EVP_DecryptUpdate may overflow the output length argument in some cases where the input length is close to the maximum permissable length for an integer on the platform. In such cases the return value from the function call will be 1 (indicating success), but the output length value will be negative. This could cause applications to behave incorrectly or crash. OpenSSL versions 1.1.1i and below are affected by this issue. Users of these versions should upgrade to OpenSSL 1.1.1j. OpenSSL versions 1.0.2x and below are affected by this issue. However OpenSSL 1.0.2 is out of support and no longer receiving public updates. Premium support customers of OpenSSL 1.0.2 should upgrade to 1.0.2y. Other users should upgrade to 1.1.1j. Fixed in OpenSSL 1.1.1j (Affected 1.1.1-1.1.1i). Fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.2y (Affected 1.0.2-1.0.2x).


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commitdiff;h=6a51b9e1d0cf0bf8515f7201b68fb0a3482b3dc1 Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commitdiff;h=9b1129239f3ebb1d1c98ce9ed41d5c9476c47cb2 Broken Link 
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20210219-0009/ Third Party Advisory 
https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-4855 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20210216.txt Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-190 Integer Overflow or Wraparound cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-23840
NVD Published Date:
02/16/2021
NVD Last Modified:
02/25/2021
Source:
OpenSSL Software Foundation