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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:09:36 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
CC: Tomas Hoger <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: openssl: null pointer dereference

On 03/12/2012 11:39 AM, Tomas Hoger wrote:
> Note that additional similar issue in mime_param_cmp was fixed in
> 0.9.8u and 1.0.0h as:
> This can also be triggered by malformed S/MIME message.
> The above commit also corrects an issue with the previous mime_hdr_cmp
> fix that could cause the function to return either "less than" or
> "greater than" when comparing NULL to non-NULL.  There's no known
> security impact of this change, it seems it could cause verification /
> decryption to fail when it can succeed. Reported by "bla".

Please use CVE-2012-1165 for this issue.

Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)

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