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CVE-2008-1672 Detail

Description

OpenSSL 0.9.8f and 0.9.8g allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a TLS handshake that omits the Server Key Exchange message and uses "particular cipher suites," which triggers a NULL pointer dereference.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/29/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1672
Original release date:
05/29/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
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
http://cert.fi/haavoittuvuudet/2008/advisory-openssl.html External Source MISC http://cert.fi/haavoittuvuudet/2008/advisory-openssl.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200806-08.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200806-08
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.562004 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2008-210-08
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=615606 External Source CONFIRM http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=615606
http://support.nortel.com/go/main.jsp?cscat=BLTNDETAIL&id=738400 External Source MISC http://support.nortel.com/go/main.jsp?cscat=BLTNDETAIL&id=738400
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/520586 US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#520586
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:107 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:107
http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20080528.txt External Source CONFIRM http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20080528.txt
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/492932/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080602 rPSA-2008-0181-1 openssl openssl-scripts
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29405 Patch External Source BID 29405
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020122 External Source SECTRACK 1020122
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-620-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-620-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1680 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1680
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1937/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1937
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42667 External Source XF openssl-serverkey-dos(42667)
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-May/msg01029.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-4723

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