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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   McAfee Agent Vendors:   McAfee
(McAfee Issues Advisory for McAfee Agent) OpenSSL Double Free Memory Error in ssl3_get_new_session_ticket() Has Unspecified Impact
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032683
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032683
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-1791   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 20 2015
Impact:   Not specified
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenSSL. The impact was not specified. McAfee Agent is affected.

A remote server can return a specially crafted NewSessionTicket message to a connected multi-threaded client to cause the client to attempt to reuse a previous ticket and trigger a race condition. As a result, a double free memory error may occur in ssl3_get_new_session_ticket().

Emilia Kasper of the OpenSSL development team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   The impact was not specified.
Solution:   McAfee has issued an advisory for McAfee Agent. No solution was available at the time of this entry.

The vendor plans to issue a fix on September 30, 2015.

[Editor's note: The vendor indicates that the product contains the vulnerable code but that the vulnerability is not exploitable given the way the product uses OpenSSL.]

The McAfee advisory is available at:

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10122

Vendor URL:  kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10122 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jun 4 2015 OpenSSL Double Free Memory Error in ssl3_get_new_session_ticket() Has Unspecified Impact



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