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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-3245

Original release date: 03/05/2010
Last revised: 11/13/2014


OpenSSL before 0.9.8m does not check for a NULL return value from bn_wexpand function calls in (1) crypto/bn/bn_div.c, (2) crypto/bn/bn_gf2m.c, (3) crypto/ec/ec2_smpl.c, and (4) engines/e_ubsec.c, which has unspecified impact and context-dependent attack vectors.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/25/2010)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-3245 This issue was fixed in openssl packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0162.html This issue was fixed in openssl096b packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0173.html The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact on openssl packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4, a future update may address this flaw.

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [openssl-cvs] 20100223 OpenSSL: openssl/crypto/bn/ bn_div.c bn_gf2m.c openssl/crypto/ec...
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://kb.bluecoat.com/index?page=content&id=SA50
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0933
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0977
External Source: MLIST
Name: [openssl-cvs] 20100223 OpenSSL: OpenSSL_0_9_8-stable: openssl/ CHANGES openssl/crypto/b...
Type: Patch Information
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2011-06-23-1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [openssl-cvs] 20100223 OpenSSL: OpenSSL_1_0_0-stable: openssl/crypto/bn/ bn_div.c bn_gf...
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1216
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0839
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4723
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1003-1
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:076
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:0896
External Source: MLIST
Name: [syslog-ng-announce] 20110110 syslog-ng Premium Edition 3.2.1a has been released
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-5744
External Source: BID
Name: 38562
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:9790
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:013
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/openssl_advisory.asc
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6640
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0916
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11738
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2010-060-02
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-5357

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11738
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6640
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9790
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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