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computer vulnerability CVE-2014-0221

OpenSSL: denial of service via DTLS Recursion

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker, who is located on a DTLS server, can use a malicious handshake, in order to trigger a denial of service in OpenSSL client applications.
Vulnerable software: ArubaOS, BES, ProxyAV, ProxySG par Blue Coat, SGOS by Blue Coat, Cisco ASR, Cisco ATA, Cisco ACE, ASA, AsyncOS, Cisco Catalyst, CiscoWorks, Cisco Content SMA, Cisco CSS, Cisco ESA, IOS by Cisco, IOS XE Cisco, IOS XR Cisco, Cisco IPS, IronPort Email, IronPort Management, IronPort Web, Nexus by Cisco, NX-OS, Prime Collaboration Assurance, Prime Collaboration Manager, Prime Infrastructure, Cisco PRSM, Cisco Router, Secure ACS, Cisco CUCM, Cisco Manager Attendant Console, Cisco Unified CCX, Cisco IP Phone, Cisco MeetingPlace, Cisco Wireless IP Phone, Cisco Unity ~ precise, WebNS, Cisco WSA, Debian, Avamar, EMC CAVA, EMC CEE, EMC CEPA, Celerra FAST, Celerra NS, Celerra NX4, EMC CMDCE, Connectrix Switch, ECC, NetWorker, PowerPath, Unisphere EMC, VNX Operating Environment, VNX Series, BIG-IP Hardware, TMOS, Fedora, FortiAnalyzer, FortiAnalyzer Virtual Appliance, FortiClient, FortiManager, FortiManager Virtual Appliance, FreeBSD, HP Operations, HP-UX, AIX, Juniper J-Series, Junos OS, Junos Pulse, Juniper Network Connect, Juniper UAC, McAfee Web Gateway, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSSL, openSUSE, openSUSE Leap, Solaris, Polycom CMA, HDX, RealPresence Collaboration Server, Polycom VBP, RHEL, JBoss EAP by Red Hat, ACE Agent, ACE Server, RSA Authentication Agent, RSA Authentication Manager, SecurID, Slackware, stunnel, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.
Severity of this announce: 2/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: denial of service on client.
Attacker's origin: internet server.
Creation date: 05/06/2014.
Références of this computer vulnerability: aid-06062014, c04336637, c04363613, c04368523, CERTFR-2014-AVI-253, CERTFR-2014-AVI-254, CERTFR-2014-AVI-255, CERTFR-2014-AVI-260, CERTFR-2014-AVI-279, CERTFR-2014-AVI-286, cisco-sa-20140605-openssl, CTX140876, CVE-2014-0221, DOC-53313, DSA-2950-1, DSA-2950-2, FEDORA-2014-17576, FEDORA-2014-17587, FEDORA-2014-7101, FEDORA-2014-7102, FG-IR-14-018, FreeBSD-SA-14:14.openssl, HPSBMU03069, HPSBUX03046, JSA10629, KB36051, MDVSA-2014:105, MDVSA-2014:106, MDVSA-2015:062, NetBSD-SA2014-006, openSUSE-SU-2014:0764-1, openSUSE-SU-2014:0765-1, openSUSE-SU-2016:0640-1, RHSA-2014:0625-01, RHSA-2014:0628-01, RHSA-2014:0679-01, RHSA-2014:1019-01, RHSA-2014:1020-01, RHSA-2014:1021-01, RHSA-2014:1053-01, SA40006, SA80, SB10075, SOL15343, SSA:2014-156-03, SSRT101590, SUSE-SU-2014:0759-1, SUSE-SU-2014:0759-2, SUSE-SU-2014:0761-1, SUSE-SU-2014:0762-1, USN-2232-1, USN-2232-2, USN-2232-3, USN-2232-4, VIGILANCE-VUL-14845.

Description of the vulnerability

The OpenSSL product implements DTLS, which uses a handshake.

However, a special handshake triggers an infinite recursion in the OpenSSL client.

An attacker, who is located on a DTLS server, can therefore use a malicious handshake, in order to trigger a denial of service in OpenSSL client applications.
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