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computer vulnerability bulletin CVE-2014-8176

OpenSSL: use after free via DTLS

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can force the usage of a freed memory area via DTLS in OpenSSL, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to execute code.
Vulnerable products: ProxyAV, ProxySG par Blue Coat, SGOS by Blue Coat, FabricOS, Brocade Network Advisor, Brocade vTM, Cisco ASR, Cisco ATA, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, AnyConnect VPN Client, Cisco ACE, ASA, AsyncOS, Cisco Catalyst, Cisco Content SMA, Cisco ESA, IOS by Cisco, IOS XE Cisco, IOS XR Cisco, Cisco IPS, IronPort Encryption, Nexus by Cisco, NX-OS, Cisco Prime Access Registrar, Prime Collaboration Assurance, Cisco Prime DCNM, Prime Infrastructure, Cisco Prime LMS, Prime Network Control Systems, 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, Cisco WSA, Debian, BIG-IP Hardware, TMOS, HP Switch, AIX, IRAD, McAfee Email and Web Security, McAfee Email Gateway, Data ONTAP, Snap Creator Framework, SnapManager, NetBSD, OpenSSL, openSUSE, Palo Alto Firewall PA***, PAN-OS, pfSense, RHEL, stunnel, Ubuntu.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Consequences of a hack: user access/rights, denial of service on service.
Hacker's origin: internet client.
Creation date: 12/06/2015.
Références of this bulletin: 1961569, 9010038, 9010039, BSA-2015-006, c05184351, CERTFR-2015-AVI-257, cisco-sa-20150612-openssl, CVE-2014-8176, DSA-3287-1, HPSBHF03613, NetBSD-SA2015-008, NTAP-20150616-0001, openSUSE-SU-2015:1277-1, PAN-SA-2016-0020, PAN-SA-2016-0028, RHSA-2015:1115-01, SA98, SB10122, SOL16920, USN-2639-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-17118.

Description of the vulnerability

The DTLS (Datagram Transport Layer Security) protocol, based on TLS, provides a cryptographic layer over the UDP protocol.

However, if data are received between the ChangeCipherSpec and Finished messages, OpenSSL frees a memory area before reusing it.

An attacker can therefore force the usage of a freed memory area via DTLS in OpenSSL, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to execute code.
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