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Category:   Application (Security)  >   OpenSSL Vendors:   OpenSSL.org
OpenSSL DTLS Bug May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018810
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018810
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4995   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 12 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.9.8 to prior to 0.9.8f
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenSSL. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted DTLS data to trigger a flaw and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Only clients and servers that have DTLS enabled are affected.

SSL and TLS are not affected.

Andy Polyakov reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (0.9.8f).

The OpenSSL advisory is available at:

http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20071012.txt

Vendor URL:  www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20071012.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 12 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) OpenSSL DTLS Bug May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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