DescriptionIn OpenSSL 1.1.0 before 1.1.0c, applications parsing invalid CMS structures can crash with a NULL pointer dereference. This is caused by a bug in the handling of the ASN.1 CHOICE type in OpenSSL 1.1.0 which can result in a NULL value being passed to the structure callback if an attempt is made to free certain invalid encodings. Only CHOICE structures using a callback which do not handle NULL value are affected.
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NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
openssl (PTS)wheezy1.0.1e-2+deb7u20fixed
wheezy (security)1.0.1t-1+deb7u3fixed
jessie (security), jessie1.0.1t-1+deb8u7fixed
stretch (security), stretch1.1.0f-3+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid1.1.0g-2fixed
openssl1.0 (PTS)stretch (security), stretch1.0.2l-2+deb9u2fixed
buster, sid1.0.2n-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
opensslsourcejessie(not affected)
opensslsourcewheezy(not affected)
openssl1.0source(unstable)(not affected)


[jessie] - openssl <not-affected> (Only affects 1.1.0)
[wheezy] - openssl <not-affected> (Only affects 1.1.0)
- openssl1.0 <not-affected> (Only affects 1.1.0)

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