DescriptionA buffer overrun can be triggered in X.509 certificate verification, specifically in name constraint checking. Note that this occurs after certificate chain signature verification and requires either a CA to have signed a malicious certificate or for an application to continue certificate verification despite failure to construct a path to a trusted issuer. An attacker can craft a malicious email address in a certificate to overflow an arbitrary number of bytes containing the `.' character (decimal 46) on the stack. This buffer overflow could result in a crash (causing a denial of service). In a TLS client, this can be triggered by connecting to a malicious server. In a TLS server, this can be triggered if the server requests client authentication and a malicious client connects.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
openssl (PTS)buster, buster (security)1.1.1n-0+deb10u3fixed
bullseye (security), bullseye1.1.1n-0+deb11u3fixed
bookworm, sid3.0.7-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
opensslsourcebuster(not affected)
opensslsourcebullseye(not affected)


[bullseye] - openssl <not-affected> (Only affects 3.x)
[buster] - openssl <not-affected> (Only affects 3.x);a=commit;h=c42165b5706e42f67ef8ef4c351a9a4c5d21639a (openssl-3.0.7)

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