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Gale EVP_VerifyFinal Security Bypass Vulnerability CVE-2009-0047

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Vulnerability description

Gale is prone to a security bypass vulnerability.

Risk description

The flaw is due to improper validation of return value in EVP_VerifyFinal function of openssl. Successful exploitation could allow remote attackers to bypass the certificate validation checks and can cause spoofing attacks via signature checks on DSA and ECDSA keys used with SSL/TLS.


No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

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Exploitable with Sniper
CVE Published
Jan 7, 2009
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