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(OpenBSD Issues Fix) OpenSSL Null Pointer Dereference in do_ssl3_write() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030189
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030189
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-0198   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 3 2014
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.0.1g and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenSSL. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a null pointer dereference in do_ssl3_write() and cause the target service to crash.

The vulnerability resides in 'ssl/s3_pkt.c'.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target service to crash.
Solution:   OpenBSD has issued a patch, available at:

http://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/5.5/common/005_openssl.patch.sig

The OpenBSD advisory is available at:

http://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/5.5/common/005_openssl.patch.sig

Vendor URL:  www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20140605.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (OpenBSD)
Underlying OS Comments:  5.5

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
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