[manjaro-security] [ASA-202012-24] openssl: denial of service
Morten Linderud via arch-security
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Thu Dec 31 14:13:52 CET 2020
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-202012-24
Date : 2020-12-16
CVE-ID : CVE-2020-1971
Package : openssl
Type : denial of service
Remote : Yes
Link : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-1335
The package openssl before version 1.1.1.i-1 is vulnerable to denial of
Upgrade to 1.1.1.i-1.
# pacman -Syu "openssl>=1.1.1.i-1"
The problem has been fixed upstream in version 1.1.1.i.
A denial of service security issue was discovered in OpenSSL before
1.1.1i. The X.509 GeneralName type is a generic type for representing
different types of names. One of those name types is known as
EDIPartyName. OpenSSL provides a function GENERAL_NAME_cmp which
compares different instances of a GENERAL_NAME to see if they are equal
or not. This function behaves incorrectly when both GENERAL_NAMEs
contain an EDIPARTYNAME. A NULL pointer dereference and a crash may
occur leading to a possible denial of service attack.
A remote attacker might be able to cause a crash by tricking a
vulnerable client or server into checking a malicious certificate
against a malicious CRL.
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