FreeBSD : OpenSSL -- Multiple problems in crypto(3) (0f37d765-c5d4-11db-9f82-000e0c2e438a)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Several problems have been found in OpenSSL :

- During the parsing of certain invalid ASN1 structures an error
condition is mishandled, possibly resulting in an infinite loop.

- A buffer overflow exists in the SSL_get_shared_ciphers function.

- A NULL pointer may be dereferenced in the SSL version 2 client code.

In addition, many applications using OpenSSL do not perform any
validation of the lengths of public keys being used. Impact : Servers
which parse ASN1 data from untrusted sources may be vulnerable to a
denial of service attack.

An attacker accessing a server which uses SSL version 2 may be able to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of that server.

A malicious SSL server can cause clients connecting using SSL version
2 to crash.

Applications which perform public key operations using untrusted keys
may be vulnerable to a denial of service attack. Workaround : No
workaround is available, but not all of the vulnerabilities mentioned
affect all applications.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24719 (freebsd_pkg_0f37d765c5d411db9f82000e0c2e438a.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2937

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