Bug 1311618 (CVE-2015-7825) - CVE-2015-7825 botan: infinite loop during certificate path validation
Summary: CVE-2015-7825 botan: infinite loop during certificate path validation
Alias: CVE-2015-7825
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Keywords: Security
Depends On:
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Reported: 2016-02-24 15:33 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-06-08 21:01 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-01-31 16:54:47 UTC

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Description Andrej Nemec 2016-02-24 15:33:34 UTC
When evaluating a certificate path, if a loop in the certificate chain was encountered (for instance where C1 certifies C2, which certifies C1) an infinite loop would occur eventually resulting in memory exhaustion.

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Comment 1 Thomas Moschny 2016-04-29 18:34:05 UTC
CVE-2015-7825 only affects 1.11.X for 6<=X<22.

In Fedora/EPEL, we have 1.8.X and 1.10.X (i.e. stable) versions.

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