CVE Vulnerabilities


Published: Apr 08, 2024 | Modified: May 03, 2024
CVSS 3.x
CVSS 2.x
3.7 LOW

Issue summary: Some non-default TLS server configurations can cause unbounded memory growth when processing TLSv1.3 sessions

Impact summary: An attacker may exploit certain server configurations to trigger unbounded memory growth that would lead to a Denial of Service

This problem can occur in TLSv1.3 if the non-default SSL_OP_NO_TICKET option is being used (but not if early_data support is also configured and the default anti-replay protection is in use). In this case, under certain conditions, the session cache can get into an incorrect state and it will fail to flush properly as it fills. The session cache will continue to grow in an unbounded manner. A malicious client could deliberately create the scenario for this failure to force a Denial of Service. It may also happen by accident in normal operation.

This issue only affects TLS servers supporting TLSv1.3. It does not affect TLS clients.

The FIPS modules in 3.2, 3.1 and 3.0 are not affected by this issue. OpenSSL 1.0.2 is also not affected by this issue.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Edk2 Ubuntu devel *
Edk2 Ubuntu focal *
Edk2 Ubuntu jammy *
Edk2 Ubuntu mantic *
Edk2 Ubuntu noble *
Nodejs Ubuntu jammy *
Openssl Ubuntu devel *
Openssl Ubuntu focal *
Openssl Ubuntu jammy *
Openssl Ubuntu mantic *
Openssl Ubuntu noble *