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vulnerability note CVE-2014-0160

OpenSSL: information disclosure via Heartbeat

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can use the Heartbeat protocol on an application compiled with OpenSSL, in order to obtain sensitive information, such as keys stored in memory.
Impacted products: Tomcat, ArubaOS, i-Suite, ProxyAV, ProxySG par Blue Coat, SGOS by Blue Coat, ARCserve Backup, ASA, Cisco Catalyst, IOS XE Cisco, Prime Infrastructure, Cisco PRSM, Cisco Router, Cisco CUCM, Cisco IP Phone, Cisco Unity ~ precise, XenDesktop, MIMEsweeper, Clearswift Email Gateway, Clearswift Web Gateway, Debian, ECC, PowerPath, ArcGIS ArcView, ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS for Server, Black Diamond, ExtremeXOS, Summit, BIG-IP Hardware, TMOS, Fedora, FortiClient, FortiGate, FortiGate Virtual Appliance, FortiOS, FreeBSD, HP Diagnostics, LoadRunner, Performance Center, AIX, WebSphere MQ, WS_FTP Server, IVE OS, Juniper J-Series, Junos OS, Junos Pulse, Juniper Network Connect, Juniper SA, Juniper UAC, LibreOffice, MBS, McAfee Email Gateway, ePO, GroupShield, McAfee NGFW, VirusScan, McAfee Web Gateway, Windows 8, Windows RT, MySQL Enterprise, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSSL, openSUSE, Opera, Solaris, pfSense, HDX, RealPresence Collaboration Server, Polycom VBP, Puppet, RHEL, RSA Authentication Manager, SIMATIC, Slackware, Sophos AV, Splunk Enterprise, Stonesoft NGFW/VPN, stunnel, ASE, OfficeScan, Ubuntu, Unix (platform) ~ not comprehensive, ESXi, VMware Player, vCenter Server, VMware vSphere, VMware vSphere Hypervisor, VMware Workstation, Websense Email Security, Websense Web Filter, Websense Web Security.
Severity: 3/4.
Creation date: 08/04/2014.
Identifiers: 1669839, 190438, 2076225, 2962393, c04236102, c04267775, c04286049, CA20140413-01, CERTFR-2014-ALE-003, CERTFR-2014-AVI-156, CERTFR-2014-AVI-161, CERTFR-2014-AVI-162, CERTFR-2014-AVI-167, CERTFR-2014-AVI-169, CERTFR-2014-AVI-177, CERTFR-2014-AVI-178, CERTFR-2014-AVI-179, CERTFR-2014-AVI-180, CERTFR-2014-AVI-181, CERTFR-2014-AVI-198, CERTFR-2014-AVI-199, CERTFR-2014-AVI-213, cisco-sa-20140409-heartbleed, CTX140605, CVE-2014-0160, CVE-2014-0346-REJECT, DSA-2896-1, DSA-2896-2, emr_na-c04236102-7, ESA-2014-034, ESA-2014-036, ESA-2014-075, FEDORA-2014-4879, FEDORA-2014-4910, FEDORA-2014-4982, FEDORA-2014-4999, FG-IR-14-011, FreeBSD-SA-14:06.openssl, Heartbleed, HPSBMU02995, HPSBMU03025, HPSBMU03040, ICSA-14-105-03, JSA10623, MDVSA-2014:123, MDVSA-2015:062, NetBSD-SA2014-004, openSUSE-SU-2014:0492-1, openSUSE-SU-2014:0560-1, openSUSE-SU-2014:0719-1, pfSense-SA-14_04.openssl, RHSA-2014:0376-01, RHSA-2014:0377-01, RHSA-2014:0378-01, RHSA-2014:0396-01, RHSA-2014:0416-01, SA40005, SA79, SB10071, SOL15159, SPL-82696, SSA:2014-098-01, SSA-635659, SSRT101565, USN-2165-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-14534, VMSA-2014-0004, VMSA-2014-0004.1, VMSA-2014-0004.2, VMSA-2014-0004.3, VMSA-2014-0004.6, VMSA-2014-0004.7, VU#720951.

Description of the vulnerability

The Heartbeat extension of TLS (RFC 6520) provides a keep-alive feature, without performing a renegotiation. It exchanges random data in a payload.

Version 1.0.1 of OpenSSL implements Heartbeat, which is enabled by default. The [d]tls1_process_heartbeat() function manages Heartbeat messages. However, it does not check the size of random data, and continues to read after the end of the payload, and then sends the full memory area (up to 64kb) to the peer (client or server).

An attacker can therefore use the Heartbeat protocol on an application compiled with OpenSSL, in order to obtain sensitive information, such as keys stored in memory.
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