OpenSSL Cryptographic Message Syntax Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Trigger Memory Errors
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1024051|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1024051
(Links to External Site)
Date: Jun 2 2010
Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): prior to 0.9.8h|
A vulnerability was reported in OpenSSL. A remote user can write to invalid memory addresses on the target system.|
A remote user can send specially crafted Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) structures containing OriginatorInfo to write to invalid memory addresses or trigger a double-free on the target system.
Only the CMS code is affected, which exists in version 0.9.8h and later (but disabled by default) and in version 1.0.0 (enabled by default).
Ronald Moesbergen reported this vulnerability.
A remote user can write to invalid memory addresses on the target system.|
[Editor's note: The resulting impact was not specified.]
The vendor has issued a fix (0.9.8o, 1.0.0a).|
The vendor's advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20100601.txt (Links to External Site)
Input validation error|
Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)|
This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.|
Source Message Contents
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2010 14:17:10 +0000|
OpenSSL Security Advisory [01-Jun-2010]
Two security flaws have been fixed in OpenSSL 0.9.8o and OpenSSL 1.0.0a.
Invalid ASN1 module definition for CMS.
CMS structures containing OriginatorInfo are mishandled this can write to
invalid memory addresses or free up memory twice
This bug is only present in the CMS code: the older PKCS#7 code is not affected.
CMS is only present in OpenSSL 0.9.8h and later where it is disabled by
default and 1.0.0 where it is enabled by default.
Users of OpenSSL CMS code should update to 0.9.8o or 1.0.0a which contains a
patch to correct this issue.
Thanks to Ronald Moesbergen for reporting this issue.
Invalid Return value check in pkey_rsa_verifyrecover
When verification recovery fails for RSA keys an uninitialised buffer with an
undefined length is returned instead of an error code (CVE-2010-1633).
This bug is only present in OpenSSL 1.0.0 and only affects applications that
call the function EVP_PKEY_verify_recover(). As this function is not present
in previous versions of OpenSSL and not used by OpenSSL internal code very few
applications should be affected. The OpenSSL utility application "pkeyutl" does
use this function.
Affected users should update to 1.0.0a which contains a patch to correct this
Thanks to Peter-Michael Hager for reporting this issue.
URL for this Security Advisory: