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OpenSSL: Denial of Service in ASN.1 parsing (CVE-2003-0851) (Linux)

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

1 year ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

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

Insight

Insight

A flaw in OpenSSL would cause certain ASN.1 sequences to trigger a large recursion. On platforms such as Windows this large recursion cannot be handled correctly and so the bug causes OpenSSL to crash.

Affected Software

Affected Software

OpenSSL 0.9.6k.

Detection Method

Detection Method

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

Solution

Solution

Update OpenSSL to version 0.9.6l or later. See the references for more details.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)