A vulnerability exists in OpenSSL that may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.
OpenSSL contains a vulnerability in the way specially crafted TLS handshake packets are handled that may result in a denial of service. According to OpenSSL Security Advisory [28-Mar-2008]:
... if the 'Server Key exchange message' is omitted from a TLS handshake in OpenSSL 0.9.8f and OpenSSL 0.9.8g. If a client connects to a malicious server with particular cipher suites, the server could cause the client to crash.
A remote, unauthorized attacker may be able to cause a denial of service.
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This issue was reported in OpenSSL Security Advisory [28-Mar-2008]. OpenSSL credits Codenomicon for reporting these issues.
This document was written by Chris Taschner.
|Date First Published:||2008-05-30|
|Date Last Updated:||2008-05-30 17:37 UTC|