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CVE-2023-0286 Detail

Current Description

There is a type confusion vulnerability relating to X.400 address processing inside an X.509 GeneralName. X.400 addresses were parsed as an ASN1_STRING but the public structure definition for GENERAL_NAME incorrectly specified the type of the x400Address field as ASN1_TYPE. This field is subsequently interpreted by the OpenSSL function GENERAL_NAME_cmp as an ASN1_TYPE rather than an ASN1_STRING. When CRL checking is enabled (i.e. the application sets the X509_V_FLAG_CRL_CHECK flag), this vulnerability may allow an attacker to pass arbitrary pointers to a memcmp call, enabling them to read memory contents or enact a denial of service. In most cases, the attack requires the attacker to provide both the certificate chain and CRL, neither of which need to have a valid signature. If the attacker only controls one of these inputs, the other input must already contain an X.400 address as a CRL distribution point, which is uncommon. As such, this vulnerability is most likely to only affect applications which have implemented their own functionality for retrieving CRLs over a network.


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Hyperlink Resource
https://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/LibreSSL/libressl-3.6.2-relnotes.txt Third Party Advisory 
https://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/7.2/common/018_x509.patch.sig Third Party Advisory 
https://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commitdiff;h=2c6c9d439b484e1ba9830d8454a34fa4f80fdfe9 Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commitdiff;h=2f7530077e0ef79d98718138716bc51ca0cad658 Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commitdiff;h=fd2af07dc083a350c959147097003a14a5e8ac4d Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202402-08
https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20230207.txt Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-843 Access of Resource Using Incompatible Type ('Type Confusion') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2023-0286
NVD Published Date:
02/08/2023
NVD Last Modified:
02/04/2024
Source:
OpenSSL Software Foundation