Vulnerability Note VU#308891
OpenSSL contains multiple buffer overflows in buffers that are used to hold ASCII representations of integers
OpenSSL is an open-source implementation of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. There is a buffer overflow on 64-bit platforms related to the ASCII representation of integers.
OpenSSL clients and servers running on 64-bit platforms prior to version 0.9.6e and pre-release version 0.9.7-beta2 contain multiple remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerabilities. These buffers are used to hold ASCII representations of integers.
Exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to the execution of arbitrary code on the system. Exploitation of a server will cause the code to be executed with the privileges of the application or service exploited via this vulnerability. For exploited clients, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the client system with the privileges of the current user.
Apply the patches provided by your vendors, or upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.6e. Note that applications statically linking to OpenSSL libraries may need to be recompiled with the corrected version of OpenSSL.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer Inc.||Affected||29 Jul 2002||09 Aug 2002|
|Debian||Affected||29 Jul 2002||09 Aug 2002|
|Gentoo Linux||Affected||-||09 Aug 2002|
|Guardian Digital||Affected||29 Jul 2002||09 Aug 2002|
|Hewlett-Packard Company||Affected||29 Jul 2002||09 Aug 2002|
|IBM||Affected||29 Jul 2002||09 Aug 2002|
|ISC||Affected||-||09 Aug 2002|
|Juniper Networks||Affected||29 Jul 2002||16 Aug 2002|
|MandrakeSoft||Affected||-||23 Sep 2002|
|NetBSD||Affected||29 Jul 2002||23 Sep 2002|
|OpenLDAP||Affected||29 Jul 2002||09 Aug 2002|
|OpenPKG||Affected||-||09 Aug 2002|
|OpenSSL||Affected||29 Jul 2002||30 Jul 2002|
|Oracle||Affected||29 Jul 2002||09 Aug 2002|
|Red Hat Inc.||Affected||29 Jul 2002||09 Aug 2002|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
Thanks to A.L. Digital Ltd for discovering and reporting on this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jason A Rafail.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2002-0655
- CERT Advisory: CA-2002-23
- Date Public: 30 Jul 2002
- Date First Published: 30 Jul 2002
- Date Last Updated: 30 Sep 2002
- Severity Metric: 17.63
- Document Revision: 24
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