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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-2939

Original release date: 08/17/2010
Last revised: 05/03/2011


Double free vulnerability in the ssl3_get_key_exchange function in the OpenSSL client (ssl/s3_clnt.c) in OpenSSL 1.0.0a, 0.9.8, 0.9.7, and possibly other versions, when using ECDH, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted private key with an invalid prime. NOTE: some sources refer to this as a use-after-free issue.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1024296
External Source: FREEBSD
Name: FreeBSD-SA-10:10
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2010-326-01
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-2229
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-3077
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20100812 Re: CVE Request: openssl double free
External Source: MLIST
Name: [openssl-dev] 20100807 openssl-1.0.0a and glibc detected sthg ;)
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1003-1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [openssl-dev] 20100807 Re: openssl-1.0.0a and glibc detected sthg ;)
External Source: MLIST
Name: [openssl-dev] 20100808 Re: openssl-1.0.0a and glibc detected sthg ;)
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBMA02662
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0003.html
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20110211 VMSA-2011-0003 Third party component updates for VMware vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, ESXi and ESX
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-2038
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:021
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2100
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20100807 openssl-1.0.0a

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