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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-1672

Original release date: 05/29/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


OpenSSL 0.9.8f and 0.9.8g allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a TLS handshake that omits the Server Key Exchange message and uses "particular cipher suites," which triggers a NULL pointer dereference.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/30/2008)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of OpenSSL as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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External Source: BID
Name: 29405
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1680
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-4723
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=615606
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:107
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-210-08
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200806-08
External Source: XF
Name: openssl-serverkey-dos(42667)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20080528.txt
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-620-1
External Source: MISC
Name: http://support.nortel.com/go/main.jsp?cscat=BLTNDETAIL&id=738400
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#520586
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020122
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1937
External Source: MISC
Name: http://cert.fi/haavoittuvuudet/2008/advisory-openssl.html
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080602 rPSA-2008-0181-1 openssl openssl-scripts

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8f
* cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8g

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