#VU64559 OS Command Injection in OpenSSL

Published: 2022-06-21 | Updated: 2022-10-05

Vulnerability identifier: #VU64559

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 7.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-2068


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Server applications / Encryption software

Vendor: OpenSSL Software Foundation


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in the c_rehash script distributed by some operating systems. A remote attacker with ability to pass data to c_rehash script can and execute arbitrary OS commands with the privileges of the script.

The vulnerability exists due to incomplete fix for #VU62765 (CVE-2022-1292).

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Vulnerable software versions

OpenSSL: 3.0.0 - 3.0.3, 1.1.1 - 1.1.1o, 1.1.0 - 1.1.0l, 1.0.2 - 1.0.2ze

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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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