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USN-4990-1: Nettle vulnerabilities


Severity

Medium

Vendor

VMware Tanzu

Versions Affected
  • Canonical Ubuntu 18.04
Description

It was discovered that Nettle incorrectly handled RSA decryption. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Nettle to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-3580)

It was discovered that Nettle incorrectly handled certain padding oracles. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a variant of the Bleichenbacher attack. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-16869)

CVEs contained in this USN include: CVE-2018-16869, CVE-2021-3580

Affected VMware Products and Versions

Severity is medium unless otherwise noted.

  • Platform Automation Toolkit
    • 4.4.x versions prior to 4.4.22
    • 5.0.x versions prior to 5.0.16
  • Isolation Segment
    • 2.7.x versions prior to 2.7.34
    • 2.9.x versions prior to 2.9.22
    • 2.10.x versions prior to 2.10.14
    • 2.11.x versions prior to 2.11.3
  • VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs
    • 2.7.x versions prior to 2.7.35
    • 2.9.x versions prior to 2.9.23
    • 2.10.x versions prior to 2.10.15
    • 2.11.x versions prior to 2.11.3
Mitigation

Users of affected products are strongly encouraged to follow the mitigation below. On the Tanzu Network product page for each release, check the Depends On section and/or Release Notes for this information. Releases that have fixed this issue include:

  • Platform Automation Toolkit
    • 4.4.22
    • 5.0.16
  • Isolation Segment
    • 2.7.34
    • 2.9.22
    • 2.10.14
    • 2.11.3
  • VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs
    • 2.7.35
    • 2.9.23
    • 2.10.15
    • 2.11.3
References
History

2021-09-13: Initial vulnerability report published.