Bug 782795 (CVE-2012-0050)

Summary: CVE-2012-0050 openssl: remote DTLS server DoS introduced in the CVE-2011-4108 fix
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Tomas Hoger <thoger>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: tmraz
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Bug Depends On: 783122    
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Description Tomas Hoger 2012-01-18 14:12:10 UTC
Quoting upstream advisory:


  A flaw in the fix to CVE-2011-4108 can be exploited in a denial of
  service attack. Only DTLS applications using OpenSSL 1.0.0f and
  0.9.8s are affected.

The fix for CVE-2011-4108 (bug #771770) introduced a regression that can allow remote attacker to crash DTLS servers using affected OpenSSL version because of an out-of-bounds read.  This issue is corrected in OpenSSL 1.0.0g or 0.9.8t.

Upstream fix:
http://cvs.openssl.org/chngview?cn=22032 (0.9.8)
http://cvs.openssl.org/chngview?cn=22037 (1.0.0)

Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2012-01-19 13:00:53 UTC
As openssl updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux addressing CVE-2011-4108 have not been released yet, no released openssl version in Red Hat Enterprise Linux is affected by this flaw.  Future updates will use corrected CVE-2011-4108 fix that does not introduce this problem.

openssl packages versions in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 do not have DTLS support and hence can not be affected by this issue or CVE-2011-4108.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of openssl as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Comment 2 Tomas Hoger 2012-01-19 13:01:44 UTC
Created openssl tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 783122]

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-01-22 05:27:08 UTC
openssl-1.0.0g-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-01-24 07:55:29 UTC
openssl-1.0.0g-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.