Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 180903
CVE-2006-0645 GnuTLS x509 DER DoS
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:23 EST
Reported at http://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnutls-dev/2006-February/001058.html
"this release fixes several serious bugs that would make the DER
decoder in libtasn1 crash on invalid input."
GNU TLS includes Libtasn1, a library developed for ASN.1 strutures management
which includes DER encoding and decoding. Several flaws were found in the way
libtasn1 decodes DER. An attacker could create a carefully crafted invalid
X.509 certificate in such a way that could trigger this flaw if parsed by an
application linked to GNU TLS. This could lead to a denial of service
(application crash). It is not yet known if this issue could be escalated to
allow arbitrary code execution.
In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, only Evolution makes use of this functionality.
Created attachment 124516 [details]
Created attachment 124519 [details]
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
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