000033707 - RSA BSAFE (MES) OpenSSL Pointer Arithmetic Vulnerability (CVE-2016-2177) - False Positive

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Article Number000033707
Applies ToRSA Product Set: RSA BSAFE
RSA Product/Service Type: Micro Edition Suite (MES)
RSA Version/Condition: All versions
CVE IDCVE-2016-2177
Article SummaryOpenSSL through 1.0.2h incorrectly uses pointer arithmetic for heap-buffer boundary checks, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (integer overflow and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by leveraging unexpected malloc behavior, related to s3_srvr.c, ssl_sess.c, and t1_lib.c.
Link to Advisorieshttps://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2016-2177
Alert ImpactNot Applicable
Technical DetailsFalse positive
Technical Details ExplanationThis vulnerability does not affect current BSAFE MES versions.
 
In the instances where MES uses pointer arithmetic, the toolkit has already checked that there is sufficient data for the arithmetic to be successful.

 

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