On November 2, 2022, NSFOCUS CERT detected that openssl officially released a security notice and fixed multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities in OpenSSL. OpenSSL is an open source software library package. Applications can use this package to communicate securely, avoid eavesdropping, and confirm the identity of the other end of the connection. It is widely used on web servers on the Internet. Relevant users are requested to take measures to protect them as soon as possible.
OpenSSL Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2022-3602):
A buffer overflow vulnerability can be triggered during OpenSSL’s X.509 certificate verification process. After the certificate chain signature is verified, and the CA signs the malicious certificate or the application proceeds with certificate verification, an attacker can craft a malicious email address that overflows four controlled bytes on the stack, resulting in a denial of service or at a specific Execute arbitrary code on the platform. In a TLS client, connecting to a malicious server can trigger the vulnerability. In a TLS server, the vulnerability can be triggered if the server requests client authentication and a malicious client connects.
OpenSSL Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2022-3786):
A buffer overflow vulnerability can be triggered during OpenSSL’s X.509 certificate verification process. After the certificate chain signature is verified, and the CA signs the malicious certificate or the application continues certificate verification, an attacker can overflow any number of bytes containing the “.” character (46 decimal) by crafting a malicious email address in the certificate, eventually leading to a denial of service attack. In a TLS client, connecting to a malicious server can trigger this action. In a TLS server, the vulnerability can be triggered if the server requests client authentication and a malicious client connects.
Scope of Impact
3.0.0 <= OpenSSL <= 3.0.6
OpenSSL >= 3.0.7
Note: OpenSSL versions below 3.0 are not affected by this vulnerability
Relevant users can run the following commands to perform version detection to determine whether the current system is at risk:
There may be a security risk if the currently used version of OpenSSL is affected.
At present, the official has fixed the vulnerability for the supported version, please update the version for protection as soon as possible for affected users, the official download link:
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