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CVE-2016-2179 Detail

Current Description

The DTLS implementation in OpenSSL before 1.1.0 does not properly restrict the lifetime of queue entries associated with unused out-of-order messages, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by maintaining many crafted DTLS sessions simultaneously, related to d1_lib.c, statem_dtls.c, statem_lib.c, and statem_srvr.c.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/16/2016
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 3.9


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

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

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=JSA10759 Third Party Advisory
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1940.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuapr2018-3678067.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2018-3236628.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2017-3236622.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2016-2881722.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2017-3236626.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinoct2016-3090545.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/ovmbulletinoct2016-3090547.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92987 Third Party Advisory
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036689
http://www.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAPSV Third Party Advisory
http://www.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAPUE Third Party Advisory
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21995039 Third Party Advisory
https://bto.bluecoat.com/security-advisory/sa132 Third Party Advisory
https://git.openssl.org/?p=openssl.git;a=commit;h=f5c7f5dfbaf0d2f7d946d0fe86f08e6bcb36ed0d Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://kb.pulsesecure.net/articles/Pulse_Security_Advisories/SA40312 Third Party Advisory
https://security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-16:26.openssl.asc
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-hpesbhf03856en_us
https://www.openssl.org/news/vulnerabilities.html#y2017 Vendor Advisory
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-16 Third Party Advisory
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-20
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-21

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1b:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1c:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1d:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1e:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1f:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1g:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1h:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1i:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1j:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1k:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1l:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1m:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1n:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1o:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1p:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1q:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1r:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1s:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.1t:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.2a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.2b:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.2c:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.2d:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.2e:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.2f:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.2g:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:1.0.2h:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
Configuration 2
OR
cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-2179
NVD Published Date:
09/16/2016
NVD Last Modified:
07/11/2018