OpenSSL v1.1.0.g Release Notes

Release Date: 2018-03-27 // about 3 years ago
    • Constructed ASN.1 types with a recursive definition could exceed the stack

    Constructed ASN.1 types with a recursive definition (such as can be found in PKCS7) could eventually exceed the stack given malicious input with excessive recursion. This could result in a Denial Of Service attack. There are no such structures used within SSL/TLS that come from untrusted sources so this is considered safe.

    This issue was reported to OpenSSL on 4th January 2018 by the OSS-fuzz project. [CVE-2018-0739][]

    Matt Caswell

    • Incorrect CRYPTO_memcmp on HP-UX PA-RISC

    Because of an implementation bug the PA-RISC CRYPTO_memcmp function is effectively reduced to only comparing the least significant bit of each byte. This allows an attacker to forge messages that would be considered as authenticated in an amount of tries lower than that guaranteed by the security claims of the scheme. The module can only be compiled by the HP-UX assembler, so that only HP-UX PA-RISC targets are affected.

    This issue was reported to OpenSSL on 2nd March 2018 by Peter Waltenberg (IBM). [CVE-2018-0733][]

    Andy Polyakov

    • Add a build target 'build_all_generated', to build all generated files and only that. This can be used to prepare everything that requires things like perl for a system that lacks perl and then move everything to that system and do the rest of the build there.

    Richard Levitte


    OpenSSL 1.0.2 and below had the ability to disable renegotiation using the (undocumented) SSL3_FLAGS_NO_RENEGOTIATE_CIPHERS flag. Due to the opacity changes this is no longer possible in 1.1.0. Therefore the new SSL_OP_NO_RENEGOTIATION option from 1.1.1-dev has been backported to 1.1.0 to provide equivalent functionality.

    Note that if an application built against 1.1.0h headers (or above) is run using an older version of 1.1.0 (prior to 1.1.0h) then the option will be accepted but nothing will happen, i.e. renegotiation will not be prevented.

    Matt Caswell

    • Removed the OS390-Unix config target. It relied on a script that doesn't exist.

    Rich Salz

    • rsaz_1024_mul_avx2 overflow bug on x86_64

    There is an overflow bug in the AVX2 Montgomery multiplication procedure used in exponentiation with 1024-bit moduli. No EC algorithms are affected. Analysis suggests that attacks against RSA and DSA as a result of this defect would be very difficult to perform and are not believed likely. Attacks against DH1024 are considered just feasible, because most of the work necessary to deduce information about a private key may be performed offline. The amount of resources required for such an attack would be significant. However, for an attack on TLS to be meaningful, the server would have to share the DH1024 private key among multiple clients, which is no longer an option since CVE-2016-0701.

    This only affects processors that support the AVX2 but not ADX extensions like Intel Haswell (4th generation).

    This issue was reported to OpenSSL by David Benjamin (Google). The issue was originally found via the OSS-Fuzz project. [CVE-2017-3738][]

    Andy Polyakov