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Category:   Application (VPN)  >   OpenSSL Vendors:   OpenSSL.org
OpenSSL ASN1_STRING_print_ex() Invalid Memory Access Flaw Lets Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021905
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021905
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0590   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 25 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.9.8j and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenSSL. A remote or local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote or local user that can cause an OpenSSL-based application to print a BMPString or UniversalString (e.g., print the contents of a certificate) can trigger a memory access flaw in the ASN1_STRING_print_ex() function and cause the target application to crash.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (0.9.8k).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20090325.txt

Vendor URL:  www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20090325.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 8 2009 (OpenBSD Issues Fix) OpenSSL ASN1_STRING_print_ex() Invalid Memory Access Flaw Lets Users Deny Service
OpenBSD has issued a fix.
Apr 23 2009 (FreeBSD Issues Fix) OpenSSL ASN1_STRING_print_ex() Invalid Memory Access Flaw Lets Users Deny Service   (FreeBSD Security Advisories <security-advisories@freebsd.org>)
The vendor has released a fix.
Apr 30 2009 (Sun Issues Fix) OpenSSL ASN1_STRING_print_ex() Invalid Memory Access Flaw Lets Users Deny Service
Sun has issued a fix for OpenSolaris.
May 11 2009 (IBM Issues Fix)OpenSSL ASN1_STRING_print_ex() Invalid Memory Access Flaw Lets Users Deny Service
IBM has issued a fix for AIX 5.2, 5.3, and 6.1.
Jun 10 2009 (HP Issues Fix) OpenSSL ASN1_STRING_print_ex() Invalid Memory Access Flaw Lets Users Deny Service
HP has issued a fix for HP-UX 11.11, 11.23, and 11.31.
Jul 8 2009 (NetBSD Issues Fix) OpenSSL ASN1_STRING_print_ex() Invalid Memory Access Flaw Lets Users Deny Service
NetBSD has issued a fix for NetBSD 4.0.*.
Sep 2 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) OpenSSL ASN1_STRING_print_ex() Invalid Memory Access Flaw Lets Users Deny Service   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Mar 26 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) OpenSSL ASN1_STRING_print_ex() Invalid Memory Access Flaw Lets Users Deny Service   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.
Jun 17 2010 (HP Issues Fix for OpenVMS) OpenSSL ASN1_STRING_print_ex() Invalid Memory Access Flaw Lets Users Deny Service
HP has issued a fix for OpenVMS.
Sep 26 2012 (Oracle Issues Fix for Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series) OpenSSL ASN1_STRING_print_ex() Invalid Memory Access Flaw Lets Users Deny Service
Oracle issues fix for Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 25 Mar 2009 13:41:08 -0500
Subject:  OpenSSL


http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20090325.txt

CVE-2009-0590
 
 


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