CVE-2016-2179

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-06-30
CWE:
CWE-772
Bugzilla:
1369504: CVE-2016-2179 openssl: DTLS memory exhaustion DoS when messages are not removed from fragment buffer
It was discovered that the Datagram TLS (DTLS) implementation could fail to release memory in certain cases. A malicious DTLS client could cause a DTLS server using OpenSSL to consume an excessive amount of memory and, possibly, exit unexpectedly after exhausting all available memory.

Find out more about CVE-2016-2179 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 5.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Low

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (openssl) RHSA-2016:1940 2016-09-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (openssl) RHSA-2016:1940 2016-09-27

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0 openssl Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EWS 2 openssl Will not fix
Red Hat JBoss EWS 1 openssl Will not fix
Red Hat JBoss EAP 6 openssl Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Core Services 1 openssl Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 openssl098e Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 openssl098e Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 openssl Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 openssl097a Not affected

External References

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