CVE Database

CVE-2008-5077

Impact: Important
Public: 2009-01-07
Bugzilla: 476671: CVE-2008-5077 OpenSSL Incorrect checks for malformed signatures

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

OpenSSL 0.9.8i and earlier does not properly check the return value from the EVP_VerifyFinal function, which allows remote attackers to bypass validation of the certificate chain via a malformed SSL/TLS signature for DSA and ECDSA keys.

Find out more about CVE-2008-5077 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 RHSA-2009:0004 January 07, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 RHSA-2009:0004 January 07, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 RHSA-2009:0004 January 07, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 RHSA-2009:0004 January 07, 2009

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