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CVE-2022-1473 Detail

Current Description

The OPENSSL_LH_flush() function, which empties a hash table, contains a bug that breaks reuse of the memory occuppied by the removed hash table entries. This function is used when decoding certificates or keys. If a long lived process periodically decodes certificates or keys its memory usage will expand without bounds and the process might be terminated by the operating system causing a denial of service. Also traversing the empty hash table entries will take increasingly more time. Typically such long lived processes might be TLS clients or TLS servers configured to accept client certificate authentication. The function was added in the OpenSSL 3.0 version thus older releases are not affected by the issue. Fixed in OpenSSL 3.0.3 (Affected 3.0.0,3.0.1,3.0.2).


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commitdiff;h=64c85430f95200b6b51fe9475bd5203f7c19daf1 Mailing List  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20220602-0009/
https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20220503.txt Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-404 Improper Resource Shutdown or Release cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2022-1473
NVD Published Date:
05/03/2022
NVD Last Modified:
06/02/2022
Source:
OpenSSL Software Foundation