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vulnerability alert CVE-2015-0209

OpenSSL: use after free via d2i_ECPrivateKey

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can force the usage of a freed memory area in d2i_ECPrivateKey of OpenSSL, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to execute code.
Impacted products: ArubaOS, ProxySG par Blue Coat, SGOS by Blue Coat, FabricOS, Brocade Network Advisor, Cisco ASR, AnyConnect VPN Client, Cisco ACE, ASA, AsyncOS, Cisco CSS, Cisco ESA, IOS XE Cisco, Cisco IPS, IronPort Email, IronPort Web, Nexus by Cisco, NX-OS, Prime Infrastructure, Cisco PRSM, Cisco Router, Secure ACS, Cisco CUCM, Cisco Unified CCX, Cisco IP Phone, Cisco MeetingPlace, Cisco Wireless IP Phone, WebNS, Cisco WSA, Debian, BIG-IP Hardware, TMOS, Fedora, FreeBSD, hMailServer, HP-UX, AIX, IRAD, Security Directory Server, Tivoli Directory Server, Tivoli Workload Scheduler, WebSphere MQ, Juniper J-Series, Junos OS, Junos Pulse, Junos Space, Junos Space Network Management Platform, Juniper Network Connect, NSM Central Manager, NSMXpress, Juniper SBR, Data ONTAP, NetBSD, NetScreen Firewall, ScreenOS, OpenBSD, OpenSSL, openSUSE, openSUSE Leap, Oracle Communications, Solaris, pfSense, RHEL, Base SAS Software, SAS SAS/CONNECT, Slackware, Splunk Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Nessus, Ubuntu, Unix (platform) ~ not comprehensive, WinSCP.
Severity of this bulletin: 3/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: user access/rights, denial of service on service, denial of service on client.
Hacker's origin: document.
Creation date: 09/03/2015.
Références of this threat: 1698703, 1701334, 1902519, 1960491, 1964410, 55767, 7043086, 9010031, ARUBA-PSA-2015-007, c04679334, CERTFR-2015-AVI-089, CERTFR-2015-AVI-117, CERTFR-2015-AVI-146, CERTFR-2015-AVI-177, CERTFR-2015-AVI-259, CERTFR-2016-AVI-303, cisco-sa-20150320-openssl, cisco-sa-20150408-ntpd, cpuoct2017, CTX216642, CVE-2015-0209, DSA-3197-1, DSA-3197-2, FEDORA-2015-10047, FEDORA-2015-10108, FEDORA-2015-4300, FEDORA-2015-4303, FEDORA-2015-6855, FreeBSD-SA-15:06.openssl, HPSBUX03334, JSA10680, MDVSA-2015:062, MDVSA-2015:063, NetBSD-SA2015-007, NTAP-20150323-0002, openSUSE-SU-2015:0554-1, openSUSE-SU-2015:1277-1, openSUSE-SU-2016:0640-1, RHSA-2015:0715-01, RHSA-2015:0716-01, RHSA-2015:0752-01, RHSA-2016:1087-01, RHSA-2016:1088-01, RHSA-2016:1089-01, SA40001, SOL16301, SOL16302, SOL16317, SOL16319, SOL16320, SOL16321, SOL16323, SPL-98351, SPL-98531, SSA:2015-111-09, SSRT102000, SUSE-SU-2015:0541-1, SUSE-SU-2015:0553-1, SUSE-SU-2015:0553-2, SUSE-SU-2015:0578-1, TNS-2015-04, TSB16661, USN-2537-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-16341.

Description of the vulnerability

The OpenSSL product implements the Elliptic Curves algorithm.

However, the d2i_ECPrivateKey() function frees a memory area before reusing it.

An attacker can therefore force the usage of a freed memory area in d2i_ECPrivateKey() of OpenSSL, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to execute code.
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