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Sid 1-51215

Message

SERVER-OTHER OpenSSL DTLS zero-length fragments denial of service attempt

Summary

This event is generated when a bunch of DTLS packets with a fragment size of 0 are detected.

Impact

Denial of Service

CVE-2014-3507:

CVSS base score 5.0

CVSS impact score 2.9

CVSS exploitability score 10.0

Confidentiality Impact NONE

Integrity Impact NONE

Availability Impact PARTIAL

Detailed information

CVE-2014-3507: Memory leak in d1_both.c in the DTLS implementation in OpenSSL 0.9.8 before 0.9.8zb, 1.0.0 before 1.0.0n, and 1.0.1 before 1.0.1i allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via zero-length DTLS fragments that trigger improper handling of the return value of a certain insert function.

Affected systems

  • openssl openssl 0.9.8
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8a
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8b
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8c
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8d
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8e
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8f
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8g
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8h
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8i
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8j
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8k
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8l
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8m
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8n
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8o
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8p
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8q
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8r
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8s
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8t
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8u
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8v
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8w
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8x
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8y
  • openssl openssl 0.9.8za
  • openssl openssl 1.0.0
  • openssl openssl 1.0.0a
  • openssl openssl 1.0.0b
  • openssl openssl 1.0.0c
  • openssl openssl 1.0.0d
  • openssl openssl 1.0.0e
  • openssl openssl 1.0.0f
  • openssl openssl 1.0.0g
  • openssl openssl 1.0.0h
  • openssl openssl 1.0.0i
  • openssl openssl 1.0.0j
  • openssl openssl 1.0.0k
  • openssl openssl 1.0.0l
  • openssl openssl 1.0.0m
  • openssl openssl 1.0.1
  • openssl openssl 1.0.1a
  • openssl openssl 1.0.1b
  • openssl openssl 1.0.1c
  • openssl openssl 1.0.1d
  • openssl openssl 1.0.1e
  • openssl openssl 1.0.1f
  • openssl openssl 1.0.1g
  • openssl openssl 1.0.1h

Ease of attack

CVE-2014-3507:

Access Vector NETWORK

Access Complexity LOW

Authentication NONE

False positives

False negatives

Corrective action

Contributors

  • Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

Additional References