CVE-2006-2940 Detail

Current Description

OpenSSL 0.9.7 before 0.9.7l, 0.9.8 before 0.9.8d, and earlier versions allows attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via parasitic public keys with large (1) "public exponent" or (2) "public modulus" values in X.509 certificates that require extra time to process when using RSA signature verification.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA2008-007.txt.asc
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061001-01-P.asc
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304829
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01118771
http://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-613
http://itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00805100
http://itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00849540
http://kolab.org/security/kolab-vendor-notice-11.txt
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2006/Nov/msg00001.html
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2006-September/049715.html
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2008/000008.html
http://marc.info/?l=bind-announce&m=116253119512445&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=130497311408250&w=2
http://openbsd.org/errata.html#openssl2
http://openvpn.net/changelog.html
http://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-06:23.openssl.asc
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200610-11.xml
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016943
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017522
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2006&m=slackware-security.676946
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=461863&group_id=69227
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102668-1
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102747-1
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-200585-1
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-201534-1
http://support.attachmate.com/techdocs/2374.html
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-220.htm
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-260.htm
http://www.arkoon.fr/upload/alertes/37AK-2006-06-FR-1.1_FAST360_OPENSSL_ASN1.pdf
http://www.arkoon.fr/upload/alertes/41AK-2006-08-FR-1.1_SSL360_OPENSSL_ASN1.pdf
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/ps4162/tsd_products_security_response09186a008077af1b.html
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sr-20061108-openssl.shtml
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1185
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1195
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200612-11.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:172
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:177
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:178
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_24_sr.html
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_58_openssl.html
http://www.openpkg.org/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.021-openssl.html
http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20060928.txt
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujan2007-101493.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0695.html Vendor Advisory 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0629.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/447318/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/447393/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/456546/100/200/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/489739/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20247
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/22083
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28276
http://www.serv-u.com/releasenotes/
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-353-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-353-2
http://www.uniras.gov.uk/niscc/docs/re-20060928-00661.pdf?lang=en
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA06-333A.html US Government Resource 
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0005.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/ace2/doc/releasenotes_ace2.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/esx2/doc/esx-202-200612-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/esx21/doc/esx-213-200612-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-253-200612-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-254-200612-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/player/doc/releasenotes_player.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/player2/doc/releasenotes_player2.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/server/doc/releasenotes_server.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-3069097-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-9986131-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/releasenotes_ws55.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws6/doc/releasenotes_ws6.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3820
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3860
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3869
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3902
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3936
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4019
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4036
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4264
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4327
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4329
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4401
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4417
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4750
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4980
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0343
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1401
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2315
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2783
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0905/references
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2396
http://www.xerox.com/downloads/usa/en/c/cert_ESSNetwork_XRX07001_v1.pdf
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/29230
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1633
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10311
https://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00967144

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-2940
NVD Published Date:
09/28/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/18/2018
Source:
MITRE