Bug 1450993 (CVE-2017-7478) - CVE-2017-7478 openvpn: Unauthenticated DoS via large control packets
Summary: CVE-2017-7478 openvpn: Unauthenticated DoS via large control packets
Alias: CVE-2017-7478
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1451000 1451001
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Reported: 2017-05-15 14:20 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2021-02-17 02:09 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: openvpn 2.3.15, openvpn 2.4.2
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 03:12:38 UTC

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Description Adam Mariš 2017-05-15 14:20:08 UTC
Asserting on the length of received control packets can lead to unauthenticated denial of service when received control packet is too large.

This issue affects OpenVPN 2.3.12 and newer.

Upstream fixes:

openvpn 2.3: https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn/commit/feb35ee5ca
openvpn 2.4: https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn/commit/66b99a0753
master: https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn/commit/5774cf4c25e

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Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2017-05-15 14:20:23 UTC

Name: the OpenVPN project
Upstream: QuarksLab

Comment 3 Adam Mariš 2017-05-15 14:32:03 UTC
Created openvpn tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1451001]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1451000]

Comment 4 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-08 03:12:38 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.

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