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Improper Input Validation

CVE-2016-6305

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

The "ssl3_read_bytes" function in "record/rec_layer_s3.c" in OpenSSL 1.1.0 before 1.1.0a allows remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service (infinite loop) by triggering a zero-length record in an SSL_peek call.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH

CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published