CVE-2023-0286

NameCVE-2023-0286
DescriptionThere is a type confusion vulnerability relating to X.400 address processing inside an X.509 GeneralName. X.400 addresses were parsed as an ASN1_STRING but the public structure definition for GENERAL_NAME incorrectly specified the type of the x400Address field as ASN1_TYPE. This field is subsequently interpreted by the OpenSSL function GENERAL_NAME_cmp as an ASN1_TYPE rather than an ASN1_STRING. When CRL checking is enabled (i.e. the application sets the X509_V_FLAG_CRL_CHECK flag), this vulnerability may allow an attacker to pass arbitrary pointers to a memcmp call, enabling them to read memory contents or enact a denial of service. In most cases, the attack requires the attacker to provide both the certificate chain and CRL, neither of which need to have a valid signature. If the attacker only controls one of these inputs, the other input must already contain an X.400 address as a CRL distribution point, which is uncommon. As such, this vulnerability is most likely to only affect applications which have implemented their own functionality for retrieving CRLs over a network.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-3325-1, DSA-5343-1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
openssl (PTS)buster1.1.1n-0+deb10u3vulnerable
buster (security)1.1.1n-0+deb10u6fixed
bullseye1.1.1w-0+deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)1.1.1n-0+deb11u5fixed
bookworm, bookworm (security)3.0.11-1~deb12u2fixed
trixie3.2.1-3fixed
sid3.2.2-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
opensslsourcebuster1.1.1n-0+deb10u4DLA-3325-1
opensslsourcebullseye1.1.1n-0+deb11u4DSA-5343-1
opensslsource(unstable)3.0.8-1

Notes

https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20230207.txt
https://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commit;h=2f7530077e0ef79d98718138716bc51ca0cad658 (openssl-3.0.8)
https://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commit;h=2c6c9d439b484e1ba9830d8454a34fa4f80fdfe9 (OpenSSL_1_1_1t)

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