#VU50745 Input validation error


Published: 2021-02-17 | Updated: 2022-06-03

Vulnerability identifier: #VU50745

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-23840

CWE-ID: CWE-20

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
OpenSSL
Server applications / Encryption software

Vendor: OpenSSL Software Foundation

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input during EVP_CipherUpdate, EVP_EncryptUpdate and EVP_DecryptUpdate calls. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted input to the application and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

OpenSSL: 1.1.1 - 1.1.1i, 1.1.0 - 1.1.0l, 1.0.2 - 1.0.2x, 1.0.1 - 1.0.1u, 1.0.0 - 1.0.0t


CPE

External links
http://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commitdiff;h=6a51b9e1d0cf0bf8515f7201b68fb0a3482b3dc1
http://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commitdiff;h=9b1129239f3ebb1d1c98ce9ed41d5c9476c47cb2
http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20210216.txt


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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