GLSA-200904-08 : OpenSSL: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-08
(OpenSSL: Denial of Service)

The ASN1_STRING_print_ex() function does not properly check the
provided length of a BMPString or UniversalString, leading to an
invalid memory access.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to print a
specially crafted certificate, possibly leading to a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/openssl-0.9.8k'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36096 (gentoo_GLSA-200904-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 34256

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0590