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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-0740

Original release date: 03/26/2010
Last revised: 07/18/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The ssl3_get_record function in ssl/s3_pkt.c in OpenSSL 0.9.8f through 0.9.8m allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a malformed record in a TLS connection that triggers a NULL pointer dereference, related to the minor version number. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service
Per: http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20100324.txt 'Affected versions depend on the C compiler used with OpenSSL: - If 'short' is a 16-bit integer, this issue applies only to OpenSSL 0.9.8m. - Otherwise, this issue applies to OpenSSL 0.9.8f through 0.9.8m.'

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/27/2010)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of openssl as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 42733
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0839
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://kb.bluecoat.com/index?page=content&id=SA50
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-5744
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 43311
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:076
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1023748
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 42724
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0933
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_vc41_u1_rel_notes.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0003.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/openssl_advisory.asc
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2011-06-23-1
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0710
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1216
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20110211 VMSA-2011-0003 Third party component updates for VMware vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, ESXi and ESX
External Source: MLIST
Name: [syslog-ng-announce] 20110110 syslog-ng Premium Edition 3.0.6a has been released
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11731
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20100324.txt
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4723
External Source: MLIST
Name: [syslog-ng-announce] 20110110 syslog-ng Premium Edition 3.2.1a has been released
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 39932

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11731
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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