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OpenSSL -- multiple vulnerabilities

Affected packages
1.0.1 <= openssl < 1.0.1_16
1.0.1 <= mingw32-openssl < 1.0.1j
linux-c6-openssl < 1.0.1e_1
8.4 <= FreeBSD < 8.4_17
9.1 <= FreeBSD < 9.1_20
9.2 <= FreeBSD < 9.2_13
9.3 <= FreeBSD < 9.3_3
10.0 <= FreeBSD < 10.0_10


VuXML ID 03175e62-5494-11e4-9cc1-bc5ff4fb5e7b
Discovery 2014-10-15
Entry 2014-10-15
Modified 2016-08-09

The OpenSSL Project reports:

A flaw in the DTLS SRTP extension parsing code allows an attacker, who sends a carefully crafted handshake message, to cause OpenSSL to fail to free up to 64k of memory causing a memory leak. This could be exploited in a Denial Of Service attack. This issue affects OpenSSL 1.0.1 server implementations for both SSL/TLS and DTLS regardless of whether SRTP is used or configured. Implementations of OpenSSL that have been compiled with OPENSSL_NO_SRTP defined are not affected. [CVE-2014-3513].

When an OpenSSL SSL/TLS/DTLS server receives a session ticket the integrity of that ticket is first verified. In the event of a session ticket integrity check failing, OpenSSL will fail to free memory causing a memory leak. By sending a large number of invalid session tickets an attacker could exploit this issue in a Denial Of Service attack. [CVE-2014-3567].

OpenSSL has added support for TLS_FALLBACK_SCSV to allow applications to block the ability for a MITM attacker to force a protocol downgrade.

Some client applications (such as browsers) will reconnect using a downgraded protocol to work around interoperability bugs in older servers. This could be exploited by an active man-in-the-middle to downgrade connections to SSL 3.0 even if both sides of the connection support higher protocols. SSL 3.0 contains a number of weaknesses including POODLE [CVE-2014-3566].

When OpenSSL is configured with "no-ssl3" as a build option, servers could accept and complete a SSL 3.0 handshake, and clients could be configured to send them. [CVE-2014-3568].


CVE Name CVE-2014-3513
CVE Name CVE-2014-3566
CVE Name CVE-2014-3567
CVE Name CVE-2014-3568
FreeBSD Advisory SA-14:23.openssl