CVE-2015-5291

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Description

Heap-based buffer overflow in PolarSSL 1.x before 1.2.17 and ARM mbed TLS (formerly PolarSSL) 1.3.x before 1.3.14 and 2.x before 2.1.2 allows remote SSL servers to cause a denial of service (client crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long hostname to the server name indication (SNI) extension, which is not properly handled when creating a ClientHello message. NOTE: this identifier has been SPLIT per ADT3 due to different affected version ranges. See CVE-2015-8036 for the session ticket issue that was introduced in 1.3.0.

References

http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2015-November/170317.html

http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2015-October/169625.html

http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2015-October/169765.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-12/msg00013.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2015-12/msg00119.html

http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3468

https://guidovranken.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/cve-2015-5291.pdf

https://guidovranken.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/cve-2015-5291/

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-18

https://tls.mbed.org/tech-updates/security-advisories/mbedtls-security-advisory-2015-01

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2015-11-02

Updated: 2019-06-19

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (9 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
100944GLSA-201706-18 : mbed TLS: Multiple vulnerabilities (SLOTH)NessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
89440Fedora 23 : mbedtls-2.1.2-1.fc23 (2015-e22bb33731)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
89300Fedora 22 : mbedtls-1.3.14-1.fc22 (2015-7f939b3af5)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
89196Fedora 21 : mbedtls-1.3.14-1.fc21 (2015-30a417bea9)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
88602Debian DSA-3468-1 : polarssl - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
medium
87633openSUSE Security Update : polarssl (openSUSE-2015-962)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
87394openSUSE Security Update : mbedtls (openSUSE-2015-898)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
86552Debian DLA-331-1 : polarssl security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
medium
86386FreeBSD : mbedTLS/PolarSSL -- DoS and possible remote code execution (07a1a76c-734b-11e5-ae81-14dae9d210b8)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
medium