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(NetBSD Issues Fix) OpenSSL ASN1 Structure Memory Access Error Lets Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022524
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022524
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0789   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 8 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
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenSSL. A remote or local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote or local user can supply a specially crafted ASN1 structure to an OpenSSL-based application to trigger a memory access flaw and cause the target application to crash.

Paolo Ganci reported this vulnerability.

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:   NetBSD has issued a fix for NetBSD 4.0.*.

The NetBSD advisory is available at:

http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA2009-008.txt.asc

Vendor URL:  www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20090325.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (NetBSD)
Underlying OS Comments:  4.0.*

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