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CVE-2021-3711 Detail

Current Description

In order to decrypt SM2 encrypted data an application is expected to call the API function EVP_PKEY_decrypt(). Typically an application will call this function twice. The first time, on entry, the "out" parameter can be NULL and, on exit, the "outlen" parameter is populated with the buffer size required to hold the decrypted plaintext. The application can then allocate a sufficiently sized buffer and call EVP_PKEY_decrypt() again, but this time passing a non-NULL value for the "out" parameter. A bug in the implementation of the SM2 decryption code means that the calculation of the buffer size required to hold the plaintext returned by the first call to EVP_PKEY_decrypt() can be smaller than the actual size required by the second call. This can lead to a buffer overflow when EVP_PKEY_decrypt() is called by the application a second time with a buffer that is too small. A malicious attacker who is able present SM2 content for decryption to an application could cause attacker chosen data to overflow the buffer by up to a maximum of 62 bytes altering the contents of other data held after the buffer, possibly changing application behaviour or causing the application to crash. The location of the buffer is application dependent but is typically heap allocated. Fixed in OpenSSL 1.1.1l (Affected 1.1.1-1.1.1k).


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/08/26/2 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://cert-portal.siemens.com/productcert/pdf/ssa-389290.pdf Third Party Advisory 
https://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commitdiff;h=59f5e75f3bced8fc0e130d72a3f582cf7b480b46 Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r18995de860f0e63635f3008fd2a6aca82394249476d21691e7c59c9e@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rad5d9f83f0d11fb3f8bb148d179b8a9ad7c6a17f18d70e5805a713d1@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20210827-0010/ Third Party Advisory 
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20211022-0003/ Third Party Advisory 
https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-4963 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20210824.txt Vendor Advisory 
https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpuapr2022.html Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpujan2022.html Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpuoct2021.html Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2021-16 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2022-02 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-120 Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-3711
NVD Published Date:
08/24/2021
NVD Last Modified:
05/10/2022
Source:
OpenSSL Software Foundation