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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-2179: Security patch for openssl (ALAS-2016-755)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-2179: Security patch for openssl (ALAS-2016-755)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
09/16/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/13/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The DTLS implementation in OpenSSL before 1.1.0 does not properly restrict the lifetime of queue entries associated with unused out-of-order messages, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by maintaining many crafted DTLS sessions simultaneously, related to d1_lib.c, statem_dtls.c, statem_lib.c, and statem_srvr.c.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-openssl

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-openssl

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