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Category:   Application (VPN)  >   OpenSSL Vendors:   OpenSSL.org
OpenSSL Server Name Extension Bug Lets Remote Users Crash the Target Application
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020121
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020121
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0891   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 28 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.9.8f, 0.9.8g
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenSSL. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

When OpenSSL is compiled using the non-default TLS server name extensions, a remote user can send specially crafted data to cause the target application using OpenSSL to crash.

Codenomicon reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (0.9.8h).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20080528.txt

Vendor URL:  www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20080528.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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