CVE-2017-3737

MEDIUM

Description

OpenSSL 1.0.2 (starting from version 1.0.2b) introduced an "error state" mechanism. The intent was that if a fatal error occurred during a handshake then OpenSSL would move into the error state and would immediately fail if you attempted to continue the handshake. This works as designed for the explicit handshake functions (SSL_do_handshake(), SSL_accept() and SSL_connect()), however due to a bug it does not work correctly if SSL_read() or SSL_write() is called directly. In that scenario, if the handshake fails then a fatal error will be returned in the initial function call. If SSL_read()/SSL_write() is subsequently called by the application for the same SSL object then it will succeed and the data is passed without being decrypted/encrypted directly from the SSL/TLS record layer. In order to exploit this issue an application bug would have to be present that resulted in a call to SSL_read()/SSL_write() being issued after having already received a fatal error. OpenSSL version 1.0.2b-1.0.2m are affected. Fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.2n. OpenSSL 1.1.0 is not affected.

References

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuapr2018-3678067.html

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2018-3236628.html

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2018-4258247.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/102103

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1039978

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:0998

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2185

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2186

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2187

https://cert-portal.siemens.com/productcert/pdf/ssa-179516.pdf

https://github.com/openssl/openssl/commit/898fb884b706aaeb283de4812340bb0bde8476dc

https://security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-17:12.openssl.asc

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201712-03

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20171208-0001/

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20180117-0002/

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20180419-0002/

https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-4065

https://www.digitalmunition.me/2017/12/cve-2017-3737-openssl-security-bypass-vulnerability/

https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20171207.txt

https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2019-5072835.html

https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2017-16

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-12-07

Updated: 2019-10-03

Type: CWE-125

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 2.2

Severity: MEDIUM