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OpenSSL -- Padding oracle vulnerability

Affected packages
openssl < 1.0.2r,1
linux-c6-openssl < 1.0.1e_16


VuXML ID 7700061f-34f7-11e9-b95c-b499baebfeaf
Discovery 2019-02-19
Entry 2019-02-20
Modified 2019-03-07

The OpenSSL project reports:

0-byte record padding oracle (CVE-2019-1559) (Moderate)
If an application encounters a fatal protocol error and then calls SSL_shutdown() twice (once to send a close_notify, and once to receive one) then OpenSSL can respond differently to the calling application if a 0 byte record is received with invalid padding compared to if a 0 byte record is received with an invalid MAC. If the application then behaves differently based on that in a way that is detectable to the remote peer, then this amounts to a padding oracle that could be used to decrypt data.


CVE Name CVE-2019-1559