Title: CVE-2021-23841 An OpenSSL issue in StarWind products

Note: StarWind will continue to update this vulnerability as new information becomes available.

Vulnerability ID: SW-20220517-0002

Version: 1.0

Date: 2022-05-17

Status: Interim

CVEs: CVE-2021-23841

Summary

The OpenSSL public API function X509_issuer_and_serial_hash() attempts to create a unique hash value based on the issuer and serial number data contained within an X509 certificate. However it fails to correctly handle any errors that may occur while parsing the issuer field (which might occur if the issuer field is maliciously constructed).  The function X509_issuer_and_serial_hash() is never directly called by OpenSSL itself so applications are only vulnerable if they use this function directly and they use it on certificates that may have been obtained from untrusted sources. 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).

Impact 

This may subsequently result in a NULL pointer deref and a crash leading to a potential denial of service attack.

Vulnerability Scoring

CVE CVSS 2.0 Score CVSS 3.x Score
CVE-2021-23841 4.3 (MEDIUM) 5.9(MEDIUM)

Vector

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

References

Resource Hyperlink
NVD https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2021-23841

 

Affected Products: 

StarWind Command Center build 6003 v2

SAN&NAS Version 1.0 Update 1 (build 1381)

Not affected products:

StarWind SAN&NAS build 1064

StarWind Command Center build 5871

StarWind Command Center build 5856

StarWind Command Center build 5650

StarWind Command Center build 4992

StarWind VSAN for Hyper-V (all versions)

StarWind VTL component (all versions for Windows Server)

StarWind V2V (all versions)

StarWind Tape Redirector component (all versions)

StarWind Deduplication Analyzer (all versions)

StarWind rPerf (all versions)

StarWind iSCSI Accelerator (all versions)

StarWind NVMe-oF Initiator (all versions)

Software Versions and Fixes

Fixed in StarWind Command Center v2 build 7024

There is no fix for SAN & NAS yet. Please stay tuned for updates

Workaround

Update StarWind Command Center to the build 7024 or higher.

There is no workaround for SAN & NAS yet. Please stay tuned for updates

Obtaining Software Fixes 

Software updates will be available in StarWind release notes – https://www.starwindsoftware.com/release-notes-build. To update the software, perform the steps described at the following link  – https://knowledgebase.starwindsoftware.com/guidance/upgrading-from-any-starwind-version-to-any-starwind-version/ or contact support to perform an update. You can submit a support request using the following link https://www.starwindsoftware.com/support-form or contact Support directly via email support@starwind.com or via phone +1 617 829 4499.

Status of Notice

Final for Command Center

Interim for SAN&NAS

StarWind will continue to update information regarding this vulnerability as new details become available.

This vulnerability article should be considered as the single source of current, up-to-date, authorized and accurate information posted by StarWind Software.

Revision History 

Revision # Date Comments
1.0 2022-05-17 Initial Public Release