OpenSSL Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

Three security vulnerabilities have been reported to affect OpenSSL. Each of these remotely exploitable issues may result in a denial of service in applications which use OpenSSL.

For the first issue, a NULL-pointer assignment can be triggered by attackers during SSL/TLS handshake exchanges. The CVE candidate name for this vulnerability is CAN-2004-0079. Versions 0.9.6c to 0.9.6k (inclusive) and from 0.9.7a to 0.9.7c (inclusive) are vulnerable.

The second issue is also exploited during the SSL/TLS handshake, but only when Kerberos ciphersuites are in use. The vendor has reported that this vulnerability may not be a threat to many, because it occurs only when Kerberos ciphersuites are in use, an uncommon configuration. The CVE candidate name for this vulnerability is CAN-2004-0112. Versions 0.9.7a, 0.9.7b, and 0.9.7c are affected.

This entry will be retired when individual BID records are created for each issue.

*Note: A third denial-of-service vulnerability included in the announcement was discovered affecting 0.9.6 and fixed in 0.9.6d. The CVE candidate name for this vulnerability is CAN-2004-0081.


 

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