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OpenSSL Memory leak in SRP database lookups (CVE-2016-0798)

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OpenSSL Memory leak in SRP database lookups (CVE-2016-0798)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
03/01/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/01/2016
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

Memory leak in the SRP_VBASE_get_by_user implementation in OpenSSL 1.0.1 before 1.0.1s and 1.0.2 before 1.0.2g allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by providing an invalid username in a connection attempt, related to apps/s_server.c and crypto/srp/srp_vfy.c.

Solution(s)

  • http-openssl-1_0_1-upgrade-1_0_1_s
  • http-openssl-1_0_2-upgrade-1_0_2_g

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