CVE-2021-3450

Priority
Description
The X509_V_FLAG_X509_STRICT flag enables additional security checks of the
certificates present in a certificate chain. It is not set by default.
Starting from OpenSSL version 1.1.1h a check to disallow certificates in
the chain that have explicitly encoded elliptic curve parameters was added
as an additional strict check. An error in the implementation of this check
meant that the result of a previous check to confirm that certificates in
the chain are valid CA certificates was overwritten. This effectively
bypasses the check that non-CA certificates must not be able to issue other
certificates. If a "purpose" has been configured then there is a subsequent
opportunity for checks that the certificate is a valid CA. All of the named
"purpose" values implemented in libcrypto perform this check. Therefore,
where a purpose is set the certificate chain will still be rejected even
when the strict flag has been used. A purpose is set by default in libssl
client and server certificate verification routines, but it can be
overridden or removed by an application. In order to be affected, an
application must explicitly set the X509_V_FLAG_X509_STRICT verification
flag and either not set a purpose for the certificate verification or, in
the case of TLS client or server applications, override the default
purpose. OpenSSL versions 1.1.1h and newer are affected by this issue.
Users of these versions should upgrade to OpenSSL 1.1.1k. OpenSSL 1.0.2 is
not impacted by this issue. Fixed in OpenSSL 1.1.1k (Affected
1.1.1h-1.1.1j).
Assigned-to
mdeslaur
Notes
mdeslauronly affects 1.1.1h and later
edk2 in Ubuntu contains an embedded OpenSSL earlier than 1.1.1h
Package
Source: edk2 (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Priority: Low
Upstream:not-affected
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):not-affected
Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo):not-affected
Patches:
Package
Upstream:needs-triage
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):not-affected (uses system openssl)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (uses system openssl1.0)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):not-affected (uses system openssl1.1)
Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo):not-affected (uses system openssl1.1)
Patches:
Package
Upstream:needs-triage
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):not-affected
Ubuntu 16.06 ESM (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (1.0.2g-1ubuntu4.19)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (1.1.1-1ubuntu2.1~18.04.8)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):not-affected (1.1.1f-1ubuntu2.2)
Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo):released (1.1.1j-1ubuntu3)
Patches:
Package
Upstream:needs-triage
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (1.0.2n-1ubuntu5.6)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo):DNE
Patches:
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Updated: 2021-09-23 19:43:11 UTC (commit 3a71382848a53fcadb5f85bc8acde88c292f02e7)