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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2023-3817: Security patch for openssl (ALAS-2023-1843)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2023-3817: Security patch for openssl (ALAS-2023-1843)



Issue summary: Checking excessively long DH keys or parameters may be very slow.

Impact summary: Applications that use the functions DH_check(), DH_check_ex()

or EVP_PKEY_param_check() to check a DH key or DH parameters may experience long

delays. Where the key or parameters that are being checked have been obtained

from an untrusted source this may lead to a Denial of Service.

The function DH_check() performs various checks on DH parameters. After fixing

CVE-2023-3446 it was discovered that a large q parameter value can also trigger

an overly long computation during some of these checks. A correct q value,

if present, cannot be larger than the modulus p parameter, thus it is

unnecessary to perform these checks if q is larger than p.

An application that calls DH_check() and supplies a key or parameters obtained

from an untrusted source could be vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack.

The function DH_check() is itself called by a number of other OpenSSL functions.

An application calling any of those other functions may similarly be affected.

The other functions affected by this are DH_check_ex() and


Also vulnerable are the OpenSSL dhparam and pkeyparam command line applications

when using the "-check" option.

The OpenSSL SSL/TLS implementation is not affected by this issue.

The OpenSSL 3.0 and 3.1 FIPS providers are not affected by this issue.


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