ID CVE-2008-1678
Summary Memory leak in the zlib_stateful_init function in crypto/comp/c_zlib.c in libssl in OpenSSL 0.9.8f through 0.9.8h allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via multiple calls, as demonstrated by initial SSL client handshakes to the Apache HTTP Server mod_ssl that specify a compression algorithm.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.8f:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.8f:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.8g:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.8g:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.8h:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.8h:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 5.0 (as of 29-09-2017 - 01:30)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-399
CAPEC
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE PARTIAL
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:21:53.124-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
  • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
description Memory leak in the zlib_stateful_init function in crypto/comp/c_zlib.c in libssl in OpenSSL 0.9.8f through 0.9.8h allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via multiple calls, as demonstrated by initial SSL client handshakes to the Apache HTTP Server mod_ssl that specify a compression algorithm.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9754
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Memory leak in the zlib_stateful_init function in crypto/comp/c_zlib.c in libssl in OpenSSL 0.9.8f through 0.9.8h allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via multiple calls, as demonstrated by initial SSL client handshakes to the Apache HTTP Server mod_ssl that specify a compression algorithm.
version 18
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2009:1075
rpms
  • httpd-0:2.2.3-22.el5_3.1
  • httpd-devel-0:2.2.3-22.el5_3.1
  • httpd-manual-0:2.2.3-22.el5_3.1
  • mod_ssl-0:2.2.3-22.el5_3.1
refmap via4
apple APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
bid
  • 31681
  • 31692
confirm
fedora FEDORA-2008-6393
gentoo GLSA-200807-06
mandriva MDVSA-2009:124
mlist [openssl-dev] 20080512 possible memory leak in zlib compression
secunia
  • 31026
  • 31416
  • 32222
  • 34219
  • 35264
  • 38761
  • 42724
  • 42733
  • 44183
slackware SSA:2010-060-02
sreason 3981
suse SUSE-SR:2008:024
ubuntu USN-731-1
vupen ADV-2008-2780
xf openssl-libssl-dos(43948)
statements via4
contributor Mark J Cox
lastmodified 2009-05-28
organization Red Hat
statement Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of mod_ssl or httpd as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5 prior to 5.3. In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3, OpenSSL packages were rebased to upstream version 0.9.8e via RHBA-2009:0181 (https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2009-0181.html), introducing this problem in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Updated httpd packages were released via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1075.html
Last major update 29-09-2017 - 01:30
Published 10-07-2008 - 17:41
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