CVE-2018-16152

MEDIUM

Description

In verify_emsa_pkcs1_signature() in gmp_rsa_public_key.c in the gmp plugin in strongSwan 4.x and 5.x before 5.7.0, the RSA implementation based on GMP does not reject excess data in the digestAlgorithm.parameters field during PKCS#1 v1.5 signature verification. Consequently, a remote attacker can forge signatures when small public exponents are being used, which could lead to impersonation when only an RSA signature is used for IKEv2 authentication. This is a variant of CVE-2006-4790 and CVE-2014-1568.

References

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00032.html

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201811-16

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3771-1/

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4305

https://www.strongswan.org/blog/2018/09/24/strongswan-vulnerability-(cve-2018-16151,-cve-2018-16152).html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-09-26

Updated: 2018-12-19

Type: CWE-347

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH