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CVE-2009-0590 Detail


The ASN1_STRING_print_ex function in OpenSSL before 0.9.8k allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid memory access and application crash) via vectors that trigger printing of a (1) BMPString or (2) UniversalString with an invalid encoded length.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/25/2010)

This issue was fixed in openssl packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1335.html This issue was fixed in openssl packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0163.html

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA2009-008.txt.asc Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Sep/msg00004.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-05/msg00000.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-07/msg00013.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-07/msg00014.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000082.html Third Party Advisory 
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=124464882609472&w=2 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=125017764422557&w=2 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=127678688104458&w=2 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-09:08.openssl.asc Third Party Advisory 
http://securitytracker.com/id?1021905 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=671059&group_id=116847 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-258048-1 Broken Link 
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3865 Third Party Advisory 
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-172.htm Third Party Advisory 
http://voodoo-circle.sourceforge.net/sa/sa-20090326-01.html Third Party Advisory 
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0057 Broken Link 
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0057 Broken Link 
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1763 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:087 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20090325.txt Vendor Advisory 
http://www.php.net/archive/2009.php#id2009-04-08-1 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1335.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/502429/100/0/threaded Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/515055/100/0/threaded Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34256 Patch  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-750-1 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2010-0019.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0850 Permissions Required 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1020 Permissions Required 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1175 Permissions Required 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1220 Permissions Required 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1548 Permissions Required 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0528 Permissions Required 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/3126 Permissions Required 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/49431 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://kb.bluecoat.com/index?page=content&id=SA50 Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.balabit.com/pipermail/syslog-ng-announce/2011-January/000101.html Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.balabit.com/pipermail/syslog-ng-announce/2011-January/000102.html Third Party Advisory 
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10198 Third Party Advisory 
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6996 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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