Public Date:
1311880: CVE-2016-0797 OpenSSL: BN_hex2bn/BN_dec2bn NULL pointer deref/heap corruption
An integer overflow flaw, leading to a NULL pointer dereference or a heap-based memory corruption, was found in the way some BIGNUM functions of OpenSSL were implemented. Applications that use these functions with large untrusted input could crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.

Find out more about CVE-2016-0797 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-6 (rhev-hypervisor7) RHSA-2016:0379 2016-03-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (openssl) RHSA-2016:0301 2016-03-01
Red Hat Virtualization 4 Management Agent for RHEL 7 Hosts (rhev-hypervisor7) RHSA-2016:0379 2016-03-09
Red Hat JBoss Core Services 1 RHSA-2016:2957 2016-12-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (openssl) RHSA-2016:0301 2016-03-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (openssl) RHSA-2016:0302 2016-03-01

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0 openssl Will not fix
Red Hat JBoss EWS 2 openssl Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EAP 6 openssl Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 7.2 rhel-guest-image Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 6.7 guest-images Will not fix
RHEV Manager 3 rhev-hypervisor Will not fix


Red Hat would like to thank the OpenSSL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Guido Vranken as the original reporter.

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