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computer vulnerability announce CVE-2016-2179

OpenSSL: denial of service via DTLS Reassembly

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can send DTLS packets in the wrong order with missing packets to an application compiled with OpenSSL, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Impacted products: Blue Coat CAS, ProxyAV, ProxySG par Blue Coat, SGOS by Blue Coat, Cisco ASR, Cisco Aironet, Cisco ATA, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Cisco ACE, ASA, AsyncOS, Cisco Catalyst, Cisco Content SMA, Cisco ESA, IOS by Cisco, IOS XE Cisco, IOS XR Cisco, Cisco IPS, Nexus by Cisco, NX-OS, Cisco Prime Access Registrar, Prime Collaboration Assurance, Cisco Prime DCNM, Prime Infrastructure, Cisco Prime LMS, Cisco Router, Secure ACS, Cisco CUCM, Cisco Manager Attendant Console, Cisco Unified CCX, Cisco IP Phone, Cisco MeetingPlace, Cisco Wireless IP Phone, Cisco WSA, Cisco Wireless Controller, Debian, BIG-IP Hardware, TMOS, Fedora, FileZilla Server, FortiAnalyzer, FortiAnalyzer Virtual Appliance, FortiGate, FortiGate Virtual Appliance, FortiOS, FreeBSD, FreeRADIUS, hMailServer, HP Switch, AIX, QRadar SIEM, Tivoli Storage Manager, Tivoli Workload Scheduler, Juniper J-Series, Junos OS, Junos Space, NSM Central Manager, NSMXpress, McAfee Email Gateway, NetScreen Firewall, ScreenOS, Nodejs Core, OpenSSL, openSUSE, openSUSE Leap, Oracle Communications, Oracle Directory Server, Oracle Directory Services Plus, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle GlassFish Server, Oracle Identity Management, Oracle iPlanet Web Server, Solaris, Tuxedo, WebLogic, Oracle Web Tier, pfSense, RHEL, SAS Add-in for Microsoft Office, SAS Analytics Pro, Base SAS Software, SAS Enterprise BI Server, SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Management Console, SAS OLAP Server, SAS SAS/ACCESS, SAS SAS/AF, SAS SAS/CONNECT, SAS SAS/EIS, SAS SAS/ETS, SAS SAS/FSP, SAS SAS/GRAPH, SAS SAS/IML, SAS SAS/OR, SAS SAS/STAT, SAS SAS/Web Report Studio, Slackware, Splunk Enterprise, stunnel, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Synology DS***, Synology RS***, Nessus, Ubuntu, WinSCP.
Severity of this bulletin: 2/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: denial of service on service, denial of service on client.
Hacker's origin: internet client.
Creation date: 24/08/2016.
Références of this threat: 1996096, 1999395, 1999474, 1999478, 1999479, 1999488, 1999532, 2000095, 2003480, 2003620, 2003673, bulletinapr2017, bulletinjul2016, bulletinjul2018, CERTFR-2016-AVI-333, cisco-sa-20160927-openssl, cpuapr2017, cpujan2018, cpuoct2017, CVE-2016-2179, DLA-637-1, DSA-3673-1, DSA-3673-2, FEDORA-2016-97454404fe, FEDORA-2016-a555159613, FG-IR-16-047, FG-IR-16-048, FG-IR-17-127, FreeBSD-SA-16:26.openssl, HPESBHF03856, JSA10759, openSUSE-SU-2016:2391-1, openSUSE-SU-2016:2407-1, openSUSE-SU-2016:2537-1, openSUSE-SU-2018:0458-1, RHSA-2016:1940-01, SA132, SB10215, SOL23512141, SP-CAAAPUE, SPL-129207, SSA:2016-266-01, SUSE-SU-2016:2387-1, SUSE-SU-2016:2394-1, SUSE-SU-2016:2458-1, SUSE-SU-2016:2468-1, SUSE-SU-2016:2469-1, TNS-2016-16, USN-3087-1, USN-3087-2, VIGILANCE-VUL-20457.

Description of the vulnerability

The OpenSSL library implements DTLS (Datagram Transport Layer Security, for example on UDP).

DTLS packets can be in the wrong order. OpenSSL has to keep them in memory, in order to reassemble them. However, in two cases, message queues are not cleared.

An attacker can therefore send DTLS packets in the wrong order with missing packets to an application compiled with OpenSSL, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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