Bug 1450997 (CVE-2017-7479) - CVE-2017-7479 openvpn: DoS due to exhaustion of packet-ID counter
Summary: CVE-2017-7479 openvpn: DoS due to exhaustion of packet-ID counter
Alias: CVE-2017-7479
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 14:27 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 03:12:40 UTC

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Description Adam Mariš 2017-05-15 14:27:22 UTC
An authenticated client can cause the server's the packet-id counter to roll over, which would lead the server process to hit an ASSERT() and stop running.

Upstream fixes:

openvpn 2.3: https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn/commit/b727643cdf
openvpn 2.4: https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn/commit/591a4e574c
master: https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn/commit/e498cb0ea8

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Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2017-05-15 14:27:38 UTC

Name: the OpenVPN project
Upstream: QuarksLab

Comment 3 Adam Mariš 2017-05-15 14:32:16 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 03:12:40 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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