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CVE-2008-0891 Detail


Double free vulnerability in OpenSSL 0.9.8f and 0.9.8g, when the TLS server name extensions are enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a malformed Client Hello packet. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/29/2008

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/30/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of OpenSSL as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MISC External Source GENTOO GLSA-200806-08 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2008-210-08 External Source CONFIRM External Source MISC US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#661475 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:107 External Source CONFIRM Patch External Source BID 29405 External Source SECTRACK 1020121 External Source UBUNTU USN-620-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1680 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1937 External Source XF openssl-servername-dos(42666) External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-4723

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