Bug 163013 - CAN-2005-1268 mod_ssl off-by-one
CAN-2005-1268 mod_ssl off-by-one
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: httpd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
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Reported: 2005-07-12 05:15 EDT by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-25 03:50:37 EDT
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2005-07-12 05:15:07 EDT
Marc Stern reported an off-by-one overflow in the mod_ssl CRL verification
callback.  In order to exploit this issue the Apache server would need to be
configured to use a malicious certificate revocation list (CRL) (CAN-2005-1268).


Mitigation: by default the Apache web server is not configured to use any
certificate revocation lists.  If Apache has been configured to use a
certificate revocation list, that list would have to be malicious in order to
cause the overflow.  As the overflow is a single null byte stack overflow this
would have minimal effect on RHEL3 or RHEL4, most likely just causing the
current child process to die, and be replaced when required.

Also affects RHEL3
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2005-07-25 03:50:37 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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