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Memory leak in the zlib_stateful_init function in crypto/comp/c_zlib.c in libssl in OpenSSL 0.9.8f through 0.9.8h allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via multiple calls as demonstrated by initial SSL client handshakes to the Apache HTTP Server mod_ssl that specify a compression algorithm.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9754

Memory leak in the zlib_stateful_init function in crypto/comp/c_zlib.c in libssl in OpenSSL 0.9.8f through 0.9.8h allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via multiple calls as demonstrated by initial SSL client handshakes to the Apache HTTP Server mod_ssl that specify a compression algorithm.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-1678
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