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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-3245

OpenSSL before 0.9.8m does not check for a NULL return value from bn_wexpand function calls in (1) crypto/bn/bn_div.c, (2) crypto/bn/bn_gf2m.c, (3) crypto/ec/ec2_smpl.c, and (4) engines/e_ubsec.c, which has unspecified impact and context-dependent attack vectors.
Publish Date : 2010-03-05 Last Update Date : 2017-09-19
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: This issue was fixed in openssl packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via: This issue was fixed in openssl096b packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 via: The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact on openssl packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4, a future update may address this flaw.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important
AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C 2010-03-05 2010-02-23
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
"Record of death" vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20930 unix
CVE-2009-3245 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2010-0162 -- openssl security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27748 unix
ELSA-2010:0162: openssl security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23054 unix
HP-UX Running OpenSSL, Remote Unauthorized Information Disclosure, Unauthorized Data Modification, Denial of Service (Do... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11738 unix
OpenSSL before 0.9.8m does not check for a NULL return value from bn_wexpand function calls in (1) crypto/bn/bn_div.c, (... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9790 unix
RHSA-2010:0162: openssl security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100162 unix
RHSA-2010:0162: openssl security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22196 unix
RHSA-2010:0173: openssl096b security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100173 unix
RHSA-2010:0977: openssl security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100977 unix
VMware ESX, Service Console update for OpenSSL, GnuTLS, NSS and NSPR. oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6640 unix
Vulnerability in OpenSSL before 0.9.8m, does not check for a NULL return value from bn_wexpand function calls in (1) cry... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25158 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-3245

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Openssl Openssl * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Openssl Openssl 0.9.8d * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Openssl Openssl 0.9.8j * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Openssl Openssl 0.9.8g * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Openssl Openssl 0.9.8i * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Openssl Openssl 0.9.8f * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Openssl Openssl 0.9.8k * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Openssl Openssl 0.9.8a * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Openssl Openssl 0.9.8c * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Openssl Openssl 0.9.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Openssl Openssl 0.9.8b * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Openssl Openssl 0.9.8e * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Openssl Openssl 0.9.8h * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Openssl Openssl 13

- References For CVE-2009-3245
APPLE APPLE-SA-2011-06-23-1
MLIST [syslog-ng-announce] 20110110 syslog-ng Premium Edition 3.0.6a has been released
MLIST [syslog-ng-announce] 20110110 syslog-ng Premium Edition 3.2.1a has been released
SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:013
VUPEN ADV-2010-0916
MLIST [openssl-cvs] 20100223 OpenSSL: OpenSSL_1_0_0-stable: openssl/crypto/bn/ bn_div.c bn_gf...
BID 38562 OpenSSL 'bn_wexpend()' Error Handling Unspecified Vulnerability Release Date:2013-04-24
VUPEN ADV-2010-0839
VUPEN ADV-2010-1216
VUPEN ADV-2010-0933
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0977
SLACKWARE SSA:2010-060-02
MLIST [openssl-cvs] 20100223 OpenSSL: OpenSSL_0_9_8-stable: openssl/ CHANGES openssl/crypto/b...
MLIST [openssl-cvs] 20100223 OpenSSL: openssl/crypto/bn/ bn_div.c bn_gf2m.c openssl/crypto/ec... CONFIRM
REDHAT RHSA-2011:0896
HP SSRT100058
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9790
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6640
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11738

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-3245

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