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CVE-2008-1678 Detail

Description

Memory leak in the zlib_stateful_init function in crypto/comp/c_zlib.c in libssl in OpenSSL 0.9.8f through 0.9.8h allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via multiple calls, as demonstrated by initial SSL client handshakes to the Apache HTTP Server mod_ssl that specify a compression algorithm.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  07/10/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/28/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of mod_ssl or httpd as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5 prior to 5.3. In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3, OpenSSL packages were rebased to upstream version 0.9.8e via RHBA-2009:0181 (https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2009-0181.html), introducing this problem in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Updated httpd packages were released via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1075.html

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=222643
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Oct/msg00001.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00000.html
http://marc.info/?l=openssl-dev&m=121060672602371&w=2 Exploit
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200807-06.xml
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3981
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2010&m=slackware-security.663049
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=rev&revision=654119
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:124
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1075.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31681
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31692
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-731-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780
https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/bugs/186339
https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/bugs/224945 Exploit
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=447268
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/43948
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=44975
https://kb.bluecoat.com/index?page=content&id=SA50
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9754
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-August/msg00055.html

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9754
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9754

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1678
NVD Published Date:
07/10/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017