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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2023-6237) ELSA-2024-2447: openssl and openssl-fips-provider security update

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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2023-6237) ELSA-2024-2447: openssl and openssl-fips-provider security update



Issue summary: Checking excessively long invalid RSA public keys may take

a long time.

Impact summary: Applications that use the function EVP_PKEY_public_check()

to check RSA public keys may experience long delays. Where the key that

is being checked has been obtained from an untrusted source this may lead

to a Denial of Service.

When function EVP_PKEY_public_check() is called on RSA public keys,

a computation is done to confirm that the RSA modulus, n, is composite.

For valid RSA keys, n is a product of two or more large primes and this

computation completes quickly. However, if n is an overly large prime,

then this computation would take a long time.

An application that calls EVP_PKEY_public_check() and supplies an RSA key

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


The function EVP_PKEY_public_check() is not called from other OpenSSL

functions however it is called from the OpenSSL pkey command line

application. For that reason that application is also vulnerable if used

with the '-pubin' and '-check' options on untrusted data.

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

The OpenSSL 3.0 and 3.1 FIPS providers are affected by this issue.


  • oracle-linux-upgrade-openssl
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-openssl-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-openssl-fips-provider
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-openssl-libs
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-openssl-perl

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