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.
Note that this issue may affect OpenSSL versions prior to 0.9.8h.
A remote, unauthorized attacker may be able to cause a denial of service.
Upgrade or Apply Patch
OpenSSL has issued an upgrade and a patch to address this issue. See OpenSSL Security Advisory [28-Mar-2008] for more information. OpenSSL is included in various Linux and UNIX distributions. Please consult the relevant documentation of your distribution to obtain the appropriate updates.
Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
OpenSSL| | -| 30 May 2008
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.
Group | Score | Vector
Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | N/A | N/A
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.