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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   HPE Intelligent Management Center Vendors:   HPE
(HPE Issues Fix for HPE Intelligent Management Center) OpenSSL SSL3_AL_WARNING Alert Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Consume Excessive CPU Resources on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041867
SecurityTracker URL:  https://securitytracker.com/id/1041867
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-8610   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 15 2018
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenSSL. A remote user can consume excessive CPU resources on the target system. HPE Intelligent Management Center is affected.

The ssl3_read_bytes() function in 'ssl/s3_pkt.c' does not properly handle certain packets. A remote user can send a flood of SSL3_AL_WARNING alerts during the SSL handshake to consume excessive CPU resources on the target system. As a result, services that use the OpenSSL library may become unavailable for the duration of the packet flood.

Shi Lei from Gear Team, Qihoo 360 Inc., reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can consume excessive CPU resources on the target system.
Solution:   HPE has issued a fix for CVE-2016-8610 for HPE Intelligent Management Center.

The HPE advisory is available at:

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=hpesbhf03897en_us

Vendor URL:  support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=hpesbhf03897en_us (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Oct 24 2016 OpenSSL SSL3_AL_WARNING Alert Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Consume Excessive CPU Resources on the Target System



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