A vulnerability has been reported in IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
PUBLISH DATE: 13-DEC-2018
A malicious server can send a very long prime value to a client. The client will have to spend a long time generating a key for this prime value. This may cause a hang and lead to Denial of Service.
OpenSSL is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability. During key agreement in a TLS handshake using a DH(E) based ciphersuite, a malicious server can send a very large prime value to the client. This will cause the client to spend an unreasonably long period of time generating a key for this prime resulting in a hang until the client has finished.
This could be exploited in a Denial of Service attack.
Fixed in OpenSSL 1.1.0i-dev (Affected 1.1.0-1.1.0h).
Fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.2p-dev (Affected 1.0.2-1.0.2o).
This is done via the IBM Protector for Mail Security update mechanism. Follow the link for downloading updates for IBM Lotus Protector for mail security.
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