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- Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN11-OPENSSL-5291777
- published 29 Mar 2023
- disclosed 28 Mar 2023
How to fix?
openssl to version 1.1.1n-0+deb11u5 or higher.
Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream
openssl package and not the
openssl package as distributed by
How to fix? for
Debian:11 relevant fixed versions and status.
The function X509_VERIFY_PARAM_add0_policy() is documented to implicitly enable the certificate policy check when doing certificate verification. However the implementation of the function does not enable the check which allows certificates with invalid or incorrect policies to pass the certificate verification.
As suddenly enabling the policy check could break existing deployments it was decided to keep the existing behavior of the X509_VERIFY_PARAM_add0_policy() function.
Instead the applications that require OpenSSL to perform certificate policy check need to use X509_VERIFY_PARAM_set1_policies() or explicitly enable the policy check by calling X509_VERIFY_PARAM_set_flags() with the X509_V_FLAG_POLICY_CHECK flag argument.
Certificate policy checks are disabled by default in OpenSSL and are not commonly used by applications.