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Category:   Application (Security)  >   yaSSL Vendors:   yassl.com
yaSSL Buffer Overflow in Certificate Processing Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023513
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023513
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-4484   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 9 2010
Original Entry Date:  Jan 28 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.9.9
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in yaSSL. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially named certificate to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.9.9).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://yassl.com/news.html#yassl199

Vendor URL:  yassl.com/news.html#yassl199 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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