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CVE-2022-4450

Description

The function PEM_read_bio_ex() reads a PEM file from a BIO and parses and decodes the name (e.g. CERTIFICATE), any header data and the payload data. If the function succeeds then the name_out, header and data arguments are populated with pointers to buffers containing the relevant decoded data. The caller is responsible for freeing those buffers. It is possible to construct a PEM file that results in 0 bytes of payload data. In this case PEM_read_bio_ex() will return a failure code but will populate the header argument with a pointer to a buffer that has already been freed. If the caller also frees this buffer then a double free will occur. This will most likely lead to a crash. This could be exploited by an attacker who has the ability to supply malicious PEM files for parsing to achieve a denial of service attack. The functions PEM_read_bio() and PEM_read() are simple wrappers around PEM_read_bio_ex() and therefore these functions are also directly affected. These functions are also called indirectly by a number of other OpenSSL functions including PEM_X509_INFO_read_bio_ex() and SSL_CTX_use_serverinfo_file() which are also vulnerable. Some OpenSSL internal uses of these functions are not vulnerable because the caller does not free the header argument if PEM_read_bio_ex() returns a failure code. These locations include the PEM_read_bio_TYPE() functions as well as the decoders introduced in OpenSSL 3.0. The OpenSSL asn1parse command line application is also impacted by this issue.

Priority: LOW
CVSS v3: 7.5
Component: openssl
Publish Date: Feb 8, 2023
Related ID: --
CVSS v2: HIGH
Modified Date: Feb 9, 2023

Find out more about CVE-2022-4450 from the MITRE-CVE dictionary and NIST NVD


Products Affected

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Product Name Status Defect Fixed Downloads
Linux
Wind River Linux LTS 17 Requires LTSS -- -- --
Wind River Linux 8 Requires LTSS -- -- --
Wind River Linux 9 Requires LTSS -- -- --
Wind River Linux 7 Requires LTSS -- -- --
Wind River Linux LTS 21 Fixed LIN1021-5202
10.21.20.17 --
Wind River Linux LTS 22 Not Vulnerable -- -- --
Wind River Linux LTS 18 Fixed LIN1018-10314
10.18.44.29 --
Wind River Linux LTS 19 Fixed LIN1019-9412
10.19.45.27 --
Wind River Linux CD release Not Vulnerable -- -- --
Wind River Linux 6 Requires LTSS -- -- --
Wind River Linux LTS 23 Not Vulnerable -- -- --
VxWorks
VxWorks 7 Fixed -- 23.03 --
VxWorks 6.9 Not Vulnerable -- -- --
Helix Virtualization Platform Cert Edition
Helix Virtualization Platform Cert Edition Not Vulnerable -- -- --
eLxr
eLxr 12 Not Vulnerable -- -- --

Related Products

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Notes
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