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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2023-0215) (Multiple Advisories): edk2 security update

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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2023-0215) (Multiple Advisories): edk2 security update



The public API function BIO_new_NDEF is a helper function used for streaming

ASN.1 data via a BIO. It is primarily used internally to OpenSSL to support the

SMIME, CMS and PKCS7 streaming capabilities, but may also be called directly by

end user applications.

The function receives a BIO from the caller, prepends a new BIO_f_asn1 filter

BIO onto the front of it to form a BIO chain, and then returns the new head of

the BIO chain to the caller. Under certain conditions, for example if a CMS

recipient public key is invalid, the new filter BIO is freed and the function

returns a NULL result indicating a failure. However, in this case, the BIO chain

is not properly cleaned up and the BIO passed by the caller still retains

internal pointers to the previously freed filter BIO. If the caller then goes on

to call BIO_pop() on the BIO then a use-after-free will occur. This will most

likely result in a crash.

This scenario occurs directly in the internal function B64_write_ASN1() which

may cause BIO_new_NDEF() to be called and will subsequently call BIO_pop() on

the BIO. This internal function is in turn called by the public API functions

PEM_write_bio_ASN1_stream, PEM_write_bio_CMS_stream, PEM_write_bio_PKCS7_stream,

SMIME_write_ASN1, SMIME_write_CMS and SMIME_write_PKCS7.

Other public API functions that may be impacted by this include

i2d_ASN1_bio_stream, BIO_new_CMS, BIO_new_PKCS7, i2d_CMS_bio_stream and


The OpenSSL cms and smime command line applications are similarly affected.


  • oracle-linux-upgrade-aavmf
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-edk2
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-edk2-aarch64
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-edk2-ovmf
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-edk2-tools
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-edk2-tools-doc
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-openssl
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-openssl-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-openssl-libs
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-openssl-perl
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ovmf

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