Bug 1849734 (CVE-2020-13962) - CVE-2020-13962 qt5: incorrectly calls SSL_shutdown() in OpenSSL mid-handshake causing denial of service in TLS applications
Summary: CVE-2020-13962 qt5: incorrectly calls SSL_shutdown() in OpenSSL mid-handshake...
Alias: CVE-2020-13962
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1849735 1849737 1851538
Blocks: 1849738
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-06-22 16:58 UTC by Michael Kaplan
Modified: 2021-02-16 19:48 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: QT 5.12.9, QT 5.14.3, QT 5.15.0 Beta4
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Last Closed: 2020-11-04 02:26:10 UTC

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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:4690 0 None None None 2020-11-04 03:02:56 UTC

Description Michael Kaplan 2020-06-22 16:58:27 UTC
Qt 5.12.2 through 5.14.2, as used in unofficial builds of Mumble 1.3.0 and other products, mishandles OpenSSL's error queue, which can cause a denial of service to QSslSocket users. Because errors leak in unrelated TLS sessions, an unrelated session may be disconnected when any handshake fails. (Mumble 1.3.1 is not affected, regardless of the Qt version.)

Upstream Bug:




Comment 1 Michael Kaplan 2020-06-22 16:58:43 UTC
Created mumble tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1849735]

Comment 2 Michael Kaplan 2020-06-22 16:59:41 UTC
Created qt5 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1849737]

Comment 4 Todd Cullum 2020-06-26 21:07:20 UTC
Technical Summary:

qt5-qtbase calls q_SSL_shutdown() in QSslSocketBackendPrivate::destroySslContext() from src/network/ssl/qsslsocket_openssl.cpp without checking that it is not in the middle of an SSL handshake. Calling q_SSL_shutdown() during a handshake creates an OpenSSL error that is not handled by Qt5, and closes connections, even in other QsslSockets.

> Error while reading: error:140E0197:SSL routines:SSL_shutdown:shutdown while in init [20]

The patch introduces a function q_SSL_in_init() to ensure there is no active handshake and checks for any SSL errors before calling q_SSL_shutdown(). This flaw could lead to a denial of service in both the connection that called q_SSL_shutdown() and any other open connections with other clients. In order for an application to be vulnerable, it would need to utilize the SSL/TLS functionality of qt5-qtcore 5.12.2 through 5.14.2

Upstream patch: https://codereview.qt-project.org/c/qt/qtbase/+/297149

Comment 5 Todd Cullum 2020-06-26 21:10:27 UTC

Mitigation for this issue is either not available or the currently available options do not meet the Red Hat Product Security criteria comprising ease of use and deployment, applicability to widespread installation base or stability.

Comment 8 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-11-04 02:26:10 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2020-11-04 03:02:54 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2020:4690 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:4690

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