Extremely large RSA keys in certificate chains can cause a client/server to expend significant CPU time verifying signatures. With fix, the size of RSA keys transmitted during handshakes is restricted to <= 8192 bits. Based on a survey of publicly trusted RSA keys, there are currently only three certificates in circulation with keys larger than this, and all three appear to be test certificates that are not actively deployed. It is possible there are larger keys in use in private PKIs, but we target the web PKI, so causing breakage here in the interests of increasing the default safety of users of crypto/tls seems reasonable.
Published 2023-08-02 20:15:12
Updated 2023-11-25 11:15:15
Source Go Project
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-29409

0.06%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 24 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-29409

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.3
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
3.9
1.4
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2023-29409

  • The product does not properly control the allocation and maintenance of a limited resource, thereby enabling an actor to influence the amount of resources consumed, eventually leading to the exhaustion of available resources.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • security@golang.org (Secondary)

References for CVE-2023-29409

Products affected by CVE-2023-29409

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