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computer vulnerability announce CVE-2015-3196

OpenSSL: use after free via PSK Identify Hint

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can force the usage of a freed memory area via PSK Identify Hint of an OpenSSL multi-threaded client, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
Impacted systems: FabricOS, Brocade Network Advisor, Brocade vTM, Cisco ASR, Cisco ATA, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, ASA, AsyncOS, Cisco Content SMA, Cisco ESA, Nexus by Cisco, NX-OS, Cisco Prime Access Registrar, Prime Collaboration Assurance, Cisco Prime DCNM, Prime Infrastructure, Cisco PRSM, Secure ACS, Cisco CUCM, Cisco MeetingPlace, Cisco WSA, Cisco Wireless Controller, Debian, BIG-IP Hardware, TMOS, Fedora, FortiAnalyzer, FortiAnalyzer Virtual Appliance, FortiClient, FortiGate, FortiGate Virtual Appliance, FortiManager, FortiManager Virtual Appliance, FortiOS, FreeBSD, HP Switch, AIX, IRAD, QRadar SIEM, Tivoli Storage Manager, Tivoli Workload Scheduler, IVE OS, Juniper J-Series, Junos OS, Junos Space, MAG Series by Juniper, NSM Central Manager, NSMXpress, Juniper SA, Juniper SBR, McAfee Email Gateway, Data ONTAP, NetScreen Firewall, ScreenOS, OpenSSL, openSUSE, openSUSE Leap, Oracle Communications, Solaris, pfSense, Pulse Connect Secure, MAG Series by Pulse Secure, Pulse Secure SBR, Puppet, RHEL, Slackware, Synology DS***, Synology RS***, Ubuntu.
Severity of this alert: 2/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: user access/rights, denial of service on service, denial of service on client.
Pirate's origin: internet server.
Creation date: 03/12/2015.
Références of this alert: 1972951, 1976113, 1976148, 1981612, 2003480, 2003620, 2003673, 9010051, BSA-2016-006, bulletinjan2016, c05398322, CERTFR-2015-AVI-517, cisco-sa-20151204-openssl, cpuoct2017, CVE-2015-3196, DSA-3413-1, FEDORA-2015-d87d60b9a9, FreeBSD-SA-15:26.openssl, HPESBHF03709, JSA10759, NTAP-20151207-0001, openSUSE-SU-2015:2288-1, openSUSE-SU-2015:2289-1, RHSA-2015:2617-01, SA40100, SB10203, SOL12824341, SOL30714460, SOL55540723, SOL86772626, SSA:2015-349-04, USN-2830-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-18437.

Description of the vulnerability

The OpenSSL library can be used by a multi-threaded client.

However, in this case, the SSL_CTX structure does not contain an updated PSK Identify Hint. OpenSSL can thus free twice the same memory area.

An attacker can therefore force the usage of a freed memory area via PSK Identify Hint of an OpenSSL multi-threaded client, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
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