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vulnerability announce CVE-2015-1791

OpenSSL: use after free via NewSessionTicket

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker, who own a malicious TLS server, can send the NewSessionTicket message, to force the usage of a freed memory area in a client linked to OpenSSL, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to execute code.
Impacted software: ProxyAV, ProxySG par Blue Coat, SGOS by Blue Coat, 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, Fedora, FileZilla Server, FortiAnalyzer, FortiAnalyzer Virtual Appliance, FortiClient, FortiManager, FortiManager Virtual Appliance, FortiOS, FreeBSD, HP Operations, HP Switch, HP-UX, AIX, IRAD, Tivoli Storage Manager, Tivoli Workload Scheduler, WebSphere MQ, Juniper J-Series, Junos OS, Junos Pulse, Juniper Network Connect, Juniper SBR, McAfee Email and Web Security, McAfee Email Gateway, McAfee Web Gateway, Data ONTAP, Snap Creator Framework, SnapManager, NetBSD, NetScreen Firewall, ScreenOS, Nodejs Core, OpenSSL, openSUSE, openSUSE Leap, Oracle Communications, Solaris, Palo Alto Firewall PA***, PAN-OS, pfSense, Pulse Connect Secure, Puppet, RHEL, Slackware, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Synology DS***, Synology RS***, Ubuntu, WinSCP.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 2/4.
Consequences of a hack: user access/rights, denial of service on client.
Attacker's origin: internet client.
Creation date: 04/06/2015.
Références of this announce: 1961569, 1964113, 1970103, 2003480, 2003620, 2003673, 9010038, 9010039, bulletinjul2015, c04760669, c05184351, c05353965, CERTFR-2015-AVI-431, CERTFR-2016-AVI-128, CERTFR-2016-AVI-303, cisco-sa-20150612-openssl, cpuapr2017, cpuoct2016, cpuoct2017, CTX216642, CVE-2015-1791, DSA-3287-1, FEDORA-2015-10047, FEDORA-2015-10108, FreeBSD-SA-15:10.openssl, HPSBGN03678, HPSBHF03613, HPSBUX03388, JSA10694, JSA10733, NetBSD-SA2015-008, NTAP-20150616-0001, openSUSE-SU-2015:1139-1, openSUSE-SU-2016:0640-1, PAN-SA-2016-0020, PAN-SA-2016-0028, RHSA-2015:1115-01, SA40002, SA98, SB10122, SOL16914, SSA:2015-162-01, SSRT102180, SUSE-SU-2015:1143-1, SUSE-SU-2015:1150-1, SUSE-SU-2015:1182-2, SUSE-SU-2015:1184-1, SUSE-SU-2015:1184-2, SUSE-SU-2015:1185-1, TSB16728, USN-2639-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-17062.

Description of the vulnerability

The TLS protocol uses the NewSessionTicket message to obtain a new session ticket (RFC 5077).

The ssl3_get_new_session_ticket() function of the ssl/s3_clnt.c file implements NewSessionTicket in an OpenSSL client. However, if the client is multi-threaded, this function frees a memory area before reusing it.

An attacker, who own a malicious TLS server, can therefore send the NewSessionTicket message, to force the usage of a freed memory area in a client linked to OpenSSL, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to execute code.
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