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Category:   Application (VPN)  >   OpenSSL Vendors:   OpenSSL.org
OpenSSL TLS Handshake Bug Lets Remote Servers Crash the Connected Client
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020122
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020122
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1672   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 28 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.9.8f, 0.9.8g
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenSSL. A remote server can cause denial of service conditions on the target client.

A remote server can return specially crafted data to the connected client during a TLS handshake to cause the target client to crash.

This can be triggered when certain cipher suites are used and the remote server omits the 'Server Key exchange message' from the TLS handshake.

Codenomicon reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote server can cause the connected client to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (0.9.8h).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20080528.txt

Vendor URL:  www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20080528.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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