Security vulnerability: openssl 3 certificate parsing buffer overflow CVE-2022-3602

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 Service Pack 4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Service Pack 4


Security researcher "Polar Bear" has reported a buffer overflow in openssl when parsing X.509 certificates. This problem could be used by remote attackers to cause overflows in openssl based servers parsing e.g. client certificates, or client overflows when parsing server certificates.


This problem only affects openssl 3.x and newer, older openssl versions are not affected.
openssl-3 is only shipped as a secondary library starting with SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP4.
No package currently uses openssl-3.


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  • Document ID:000020837
  • Creation Date: 04-Nov-2022
  • Modified Date:04-Nov-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

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