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RUSTSEC-2020-0015

Crash causing Denial of Service attack

Issued
Package
openssl-src (crates.io)
Type
Vulnerability
Categories
Aliases
Details
https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20200421.txt
CVSS Score
7.5 HIGH
CVSS Details
Attack vector
Network
Attack complexity
Low
Privileges required
None
User interaction
None
Scope
Unchanged
Confidentiality
None
Integrity
None
Availability
High
CVSS Vector
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Patched
  • >=111.9
Unaffected
  • <111.6

Description

Server or client applications that call the SSL_check_chain() function during or after a TLS 1.3 handshake may crash due to a NULL pointer dereference as a result of incorrect handling of the "signature_algorithms_cert" TLS extension. The crash occurs if an invalid or unrecognised signature algorithm is received from the peer. This could be exploited by a malicious peer in a Denial of Service attack.