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Vulnerability of OpenVPN: out-of-bounds memory reading via resolve_remote

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can force a read at an invalid address via resolve_remote() of OpenVPN, in order to trigger a denial of service, or to obtain sensitive information.
Impacted products: Fedora, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.
Severity of this bulletin: 2/4.
Creation date: 28/08/2020.
Références of this threat: 959714, FEDORA-2016-51195e6b92, FEDORA-2016-e91ca003d4, openSUSE-SU-2016:0710-1, SUSE-SU-2020:14468-1, SUSE-SU-2020:2359-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-33189.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can force a read at an invalid address via resolve_remote() of OpenVPN, in order to trigger a denial of service, or to obtain sensitive information.
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This cybersecurity alert impacts software or systems such as Fedora, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this weakness is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of internet client.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this security weakness.

Solutions for this threat 

Fedora: new openvpn packages.
New packages are available:
  Fedora 22: openvpn 2.3.10-1.fc22
  Fedora 23: openvpn 2.3.10-1.fc23

openSUSE 13.2: new openvpn packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE 13.2: openvpn 2.3.4-2.10.1

SUSE LE 11: new openvpn-openssl1 packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 11 RTM-SP4: openvpn-openssl1 2.3.2-0.10.6.1

SUSE LE 12 SP5: new openvpn packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 12 SP5: openvpn 2.3.8-16.23.1
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