CVE-2017-2801

NameCVE-2017-2801
DescriptionA programming error exists in a way Randombit Botan cryptographic library version 2.0.1 implements x500 string comparisons which could lead to certificate verification issues and abuse. A specially crafted X509 certificate would need to be delivered to the client or server application in order to trigger this vulnerability.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-915-1, DSA-3939-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs860072

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
botan1.10 (PTS)wheezy1.10.5-1vulnerable
wheezy (security)1.10.5-1+deb7u4fixed
jessie1.10.8-2+deb8u1vulnerable
jessie (security)1.10.8-2+deb8u2fixed
stretch1.10.16-1fixed
buster, sid1.10.17-0.1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
botan1.10source(unstable)1.10.16-1high860072
botan1.10sourcejessie1.10.8-2+deb8u2highDSA-3939-1
botan1.10sourcewheezy1.10.5-1+deb7u3highDLA-915-1

Notes

https://github.com/randombit/botan/commit/c927101675e5f63fc0bdd93c5a4825adc54323b4 (1.10.16)
Bug introduced in 1.6.0 or earlier, fixed in 2.1.0 and 1.10.16

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