Denial of service in wolfSSL



Published: 2022-09-30 | Updated: 2022-10-30
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-39173
CWE-ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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wolfSSL
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor wolfSSL

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU67767

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-39173

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Memory corruption

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing TLS 1.3 protocol requests with session tickets. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted ClientHello packet to the affected server, trigger a buffer overflow and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.


Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

wolfSSL: 5.0.0 - 5.5.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://github.com/wolfSSL/wolfssl/releases/tag/v5.5.1-stable
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2022/Oct/24

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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