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Re: CVE request: openssl: null pointer dereference issue
From: Tomas Hoger <thoger () redhat com>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:39:26 +0100

On Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:42:44 +0100 Matthias Weckbecker wrote:

bad S/MIME messages with crafted MIME headers can result in a NULL
pointer dereference in openssl's ans1 parser,

 https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=748738
 http://www.mail-archive.com/openssl-dev () openssl org/msg30305.html
 http://cvs.openssl.org/chngview?cn=22144

Note that additional similar issue in mime_param_cmp was fixed in
0.9.8u and 1.0.0h as:
  http://cvs.openssl.org/chngview?cn=22252

This can also be triggered by malformed S/MIME message.

The above commit also corrects an issue with the previous mime_hdr_cmp
fix that could cause the function to return either "less than" or
"greater than" when comparing NULL to non-NULL.  There's no known
security impact of this change, it seems it could cause verification /
decryption to fail when it can succeed. Reported by "bla".

-- 
Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team


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