CVE-2023-0401

NameCVE-2023-0401
DescriptionA NULL pointer can be dereferenced when signatures are being verified on PKCS7 signed or signedAndEnveloped data. In case the hash algorithm used for the signature is known to the OpenSSL library but the implementation of the hash algorithm is not available the digest initialization will fail. There is a missing check for the return value from the initialization function which later leads to invalid usage of the digest API most likely leading to a crash. The unavailability of an algorithm can be caused by using FIPS enabled configuration of providers or more commonly by not loading the legacy provider. PKCS7 data is processed by the SMIME library calls and also by the time stamp (TS) library calls. The TLS implementation in OpenSSL does not call these functions however third party applications would be affected if they call these functions to verify signatures on untrusted data.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
openssl (PTS)buster1.1.1n-0+deb10u3fixed
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
trixie3.1.5-1fixed
sid3.1.5-1.1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
opensslsourcebuster(not affected)
opensslsourcebullseye(not affected)
opensslsource(unstable)3.0.8-1

Notes

[bullseye] - openssl <not-affected> (Only affects 3.x)
[buster] - openssl <not-affected> (Only affects 3.x)
https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20230207.txt
https://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commit;h=d3b6dfd70db844c4499bec6ad6601623a565e674 (openssl-3.0.8)

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