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OpenSSL 'zlib' Compression Memory Leak Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6678

Memory leak in the zlib_stateful_finish function in crypto/comp/c_zlib.c in OpenSSL 0.9.8l and earlier and 1.0.0 Beta through Beta 4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via vectors that trigger incorrect calls to the CRYPTO_cleanup_all_ex_data function as demonstrated by use of SSLv3 and PHP with the Apache HTTP Server a related issue to CVE-2008-1678.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-4355
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