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Category:   Application (VPN)  >   OpenSSL Vendors:   OpenSSL.org
(NetBSD Issues Fix) OpenSSL ASN1_STRING_print_ex() Invalid Memory Access Flaw Lets Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022522
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022522
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0590   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 8 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.9.8j and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenSSL. A remote or local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote or local user that can cause an OpenSSL-based application to print a BMPString or UniversalString (e.g., print the contents of a certificate) can trigger a memory access flaw in the ASN1_STRING_print_ex() function and cause the target application to crash.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

Solution:   NetBSD has issued a fix for NetBSD 4.0.*.

The NetBSD advisory is available at:

http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA2009-008.txt.asc

Vendor URL:  www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20090325.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   UNIX (NetBSD)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Mar 25 2009 OpenSSL ASN1_STRING_print_ex() Invalid Memory Access Flaw Lets Users Deny Service



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 8 Jul 2009 13:58:08 -0400
Subject:  NetBSD



ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA2009-008.txt.asc

CVE-2009-0590, CVE-2009-0591 and CVE-2009-0789
 
 


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