Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 update for openssl



Published: 2022-03-28 | Updated: 2022-05-03
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-0778
CWE-ID CWE-835
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for x86_64 - Update Services for SAP Solutions
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for Power LE - Update Services for SAP Solutions
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - TUS
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Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Infinite loop

EUVDB-ID: #VU61391

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-0778

CWE-ID: CWE-835 - Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop')

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to infinite loop within the BN_mod_sqrt() function when processing an ASN.1 certificate that contains elliptic curve public keys in compressed form or explicit elliptic curve parameters with a base point encoded in compressed form. A remote attacker can supply a specially crafted certificate to the TLS server or client, consume all available system resources and cause denial of service conditions.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

openssl (Red Hat package): 1.0.2k-17.el7_6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for x86_64 - Update Services for SAP Solutions: 7.6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for Power LE - Update Services for SAP Solutions: 7.6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - TUS: 7.6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - AUS: 7.6


CPE2.3 External links

http://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2022:1078

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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