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ESTA Maintenance Release - Release 1.2.0.72 includes OpenSSL 0.9.8t

1/18/2012

OpenSSL Security Advisory [04 Jan 2012]
Six security flaws have been fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.0f and 0.9.8s.

DTLS Plaintext Recovery Attack (CVE-2011-4108):

Nadhem Alfardan and Kenny Paterson have discovered an extension of the Vaudenay padding oracle attack on CBC mode encryption which enables an efficient plaintext recovery attack against the OpenSSL implementation of DTLS. Their attack exploits timing differences arising during decryption processing. A research paper describing this attack can be found at http://www.isg.rhul.ac.uk/~kp/dtls.pdf

Thanks go to Nadhem Alfardan and Kenny Paterson of the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London (www.isg.rhul.ac.uk) for discovering this flaw and to Robin Seggelmann and Michael Tuexen for preparing the fix.

Thanks go to Nadhem Alfardan and Kenny Paterson of the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London (www.isg.rhul.ac.uk) for discovering this flaw and to Robin Seggelmann and Michael Tuexen for preparing the fix.

Affected users should upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.0f or 0.9.8s.

Double-free in Policy Checks (CVE-2011-4109):

If X509_V_FLAG_POLICY_CHECK is set in OpenSSL 0.9.8, then a policy check failure can lead to a double-free. The bug does not occur unless this flag is set. Users of OpenSSL 1.0.0 are not affected.

This flaw was discovered by Ben Laurie and a fix provided by Emilia Kasper of Google.

Affected users should upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.8s.

OpenSSL prior to 1.0.0f and 0.9.8s failed to clear the bytes used as block cipher padding in SSL 3.0 records. This affects both clients and servers that accept SSL 3.0 handshakes: those that call SSL_CTX_new with SSLv3_{server|client}_method or SSLv23_{server|client}_method. It does not affect TLS.

As a result, in each record, up to 15 bytes of uninitialized memory may be sent, encrypted, to the SSL peer. This could include sensitive contents of previously freed memory.

However, in practice, most deployments do not use SSL_MODE_RELEASE_BUFFERS and therefore have a single write buffer per connection. That write buffer is partially filled with non-sensitive, handshake data at the beginning of the connection and, thereafter, only records which are longer any any previously sent record leak any non-encrypted data. This, combined with the small number of bytes leaked per record, serves to limit to severity of this issue.

Thanks to Adam Langley for identifying and fixing this issue.

Affected users should upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.0f or 0.9.8s.

Malformed RFC 3779 Data Can Cause Assertion Failures (CVE-2011-4577):

RFC 3779 data can be included in certificates, and if it is malformed, may trigger an assertion failure. This could be used in a denial-of-service attack.

Note, however, that in the standard release of OpenSSL, RFC 3779 support is disabled by default, and in this case OpenSSL is not vulnerable. Builds of OpenSSL are vulnerable if configured with "enable-rfc3779".

Thanks to Andrew Chi, BBN Technologies, for discovering the flaw, and Rob Austein for fixing it.

Affected users should upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.0f or 0.9.8s.

Invalid GOST parameters DoS Attack (CVE-2012-0027):

A malicious TLS client can send an invalid set of GOST parameters which will cause the server to crash due to lack of error checking. This could be used in a denial-of-service attack.

Only users of the OpenSSL GOST ENGINE are affected by this bug.

Thanks to Andrey Kulikov for identifying and fixing this issue.

Affected users should upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.0f.

References:
URL for this Security Advisory: http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20120104.txt

Update

ESTA Maintenance Release - Release 1.2.0.71 includes OpenSSL 0.9.8s

1/18/2012

OpenSSL Security Advisory [18 Jan 2011]

DTLS DoS attack (CVE-2012-0050):

A flaw in the fix to CVE-2011-4108 can be exploited in a denial of service attack. Only DTLS applications using OpenSSL 1.0.0f and 0.9.8s are affected.

Thanks to Antonio Martin, Enterprise Secure Access Research and Development, Cisco Systems, Inc. for discovering this bug and preparing a fix.

Affected users should upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.0g or 0.9.8t.

References:
URL for this Security Advisory: http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20120118.txt