Alpaquita Linux
Security Advisory

CVE-2022-3996

Published: August 31, 2023Last modified: August 31, 2023

Description

If an X.509 certificate contains a malformed policy constraint and policy processing is enabled, then a write lock will be taken twice recursively. On some operating systems (most widely: Windows) this results in a denial of service when the affected process hangs. Policy processing being enabled on a publicly facing server is not considered to be a common setup. Policy processing is enabled by passing the `-policy' argument to the command line utilities or by calling the `X509_VERIFY_PARAM_set1_policies()' function. Update (31 March 2023): The description of the policy processing enablement was corrected based on CVE-2023-0466.

Severity score breakdown

ParameterValue
Base score7.5
Attack VectorNETWORK
Attack complexityLOW
Privileges requiredNONE
User interactionNONE
ScopeUNCHANGED
ConfidentialityNONE
Integrity impactNONE
Availability impactHIGH
VectorCVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Status

ProductReleasePackageStatus
Alpaquita Linux23 LTSopensslNot affected (3.0.10-r0)
StreamopensslNot affected (3.1.2-r0)

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