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OpenSSL 0.9.6e DoS Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

2 years ago

Modified

Modified

2 years ago

Summary

OpenSSL is prone to a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The use of assertions when detecting buffer overflow attacks allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) by sending certain messages to cause OpenSSL to abort from a failed assertion, as demonstrated using SSLv2 CLIENT_MASTER_KEY messages, which were not properly handled in s2_srvr.c.

Affected Software

Affected Software

OpenSSL version 0.9.6e.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

Update to version 0.9.6f or later.

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