OpenSSL mime_param_cmp() denial of service

openssl-mimeparamcmp-dos (74100) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference in the mime_param_cmp() function. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted S/MIME message to cause the affected application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of OpenSSL (1.0.0h or later), available from the OpenSSL Web site. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system.

References:

  • ASA-2012-207: openssl security and bug fix update (RHSA-2012-0426).
  • IBM SECURITY ADVISORY: Multiple OpenSSL vulnerabilities.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1625170: IBM Smart Analytics System 7600, 7700, and 7710 are affected by vulnerabilities in OpenSSL.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1626257: IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System can be affected by vulnerabilities in OpenSSL (CVE-2011-4576, CVE-2011-4619, CVE-2012-2131 and CVE-2012-1165).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1631322: IBM Security Virtual Server Protection for VMware System can be affected by vulnerabilities in OpenSSL (CVE-2011-1473, CVE-2011-4576, CVE-2011-4619, CVE-2012-2131 and CVE-2012-1165).
  • OpenSSL CVS Repository: corrected fix to PR#2711 and also cover mime_param_cmp.
  • BID-52764: OpenSSL S/MIME Header Processing Null Pointer Dereference Denial Of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-1165: The mime_param_cmp function in crypto/asn1/asn_mime.c in OpenSSL before 0.9.8u and 1.x before 1.0.0h allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted S/MIME message, a different vulnerability than CVE-2006-7250.
  • DSA-2454: openssl -- multiple vulnerabilities
  • OSVDB ID: 80040: OpenSSL crypto/asn1/asn_mime.c mime_param_cmp() Function MIME Header Parsing Remote DoS
  • RHSA-2012-0426: Moderate: openssl security and bug fix update
  • SA50097: IBM AIX and Virtual I/O Server OpenSSL Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA50678: Avaya Aura Session Manager OpenSSL Two Vulnerabilities
  • SA53065: IBM Security Virtual Server Protection for VMware OpenSSL Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Avaya Aura Session Manager 1.x
  • Avaya Aura Session Manager 5.x
  • Avaya Aura Session Manager 6.x
  • IBM AIX 5.1
  • IBM AIX 6.1
  • IBM AIX 7.1
  • IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System 1.7
  • IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System 1.8
  • IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System 2.4
  • IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System 2.5
  • IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System 3.2
  • IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System 3.3
  • IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System 4.1
  • IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System 4.2
  • IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System 4.3
  • IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System 4.4
  • IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System 4.5
  • IBM Security Virtual Server Protection for VMware 1.1.0.0
  • IBM Security Virtual Server Protection for VMware 1.1.0.1
  • IBM Smart Analytics System 7600 9.7
  • IBM Smart Analytics System 7700 9.7
  • IBM Smart Analytics System 7710 9.7
  • IBM VIOS 2.1
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.1c
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.2b
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.3
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.3a
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.4
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.5 Beta1
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.5 Beta2
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.5
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.5a
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.5a Beta1
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.5a Beta2
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6 Beta1
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6 Beta2
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6 Beta3
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6a
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6a Beta3
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6a Beta2
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6a Beta1
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6b
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6c
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6d
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6e
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6f
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6g
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6h
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6i
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6j
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6k
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6l
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.6m
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7 Beta4
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7 Beta6
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7 Beta5
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7 Beta3
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7 Beta2
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7 Beta1
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7a
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7b
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7c
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7d
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7e
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7f
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7g
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7h
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7i
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7j
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7k
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7l
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.7M
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8a
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8b
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8c
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8d
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8e
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8f
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8g
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8h
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8i
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8j
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8k
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8l
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8m
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8M Beta1
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8N
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8O
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8P
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8Q
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8R
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8s
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 0.9.8T
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.0 Beta5
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.0 Beta3
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.0 Beta1
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.0 Beta4
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.0
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.0 Beta2
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.0a
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.0B
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.0c
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.0d
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.0E
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.0f
  • OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.0G
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux HPC Node 6

Reported:

Mar 12, 2012

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