Denial of service in OpenSSL

Published: 2018-06-13 11:26:36
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-0732
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software OpenSSL
Vulnerable software versions OpenSSL 1.1.0h
OpenSSL 1.1.0g
OpenSSL 1.1.0f
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Vendor URL OpenSSL Software Foundation

Security Advisory

1) Improper input validation


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper handling of large prime values by the affected software during key agreement operations in a Transport Layer Security (TLS) handshake using an Ephemeral Diffie-Hellman (DHE) based cipher suite. A remote attacker can send a large prime value from a malicious OpenSSL server to a targeted OpenSSL client and cause the client to stop responding while generating a key for the prime value.


The vendor has issued a source code fix in commit ea7abeeab (for 1.1.0) and commit 3984ef0b7 (for 1.0.2).

The fix will be included in future versions 1.1.0i and 1.0.2p.

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