CVE-2018-16395

HIGH

Description

An issue was discovered in the OpenSSL library in Ruby before 2.3.8, 2.4.x before 2.4.5, 2.5.x before 2.5.2, and 2.6.x before 2.6.0-preview3. When two OpenSSL::X509::Name objects are compared using ==, depending on the ordering, non-equal objects may return true. When the first argument is one character longer than the second, or the second argument contains a character that is one less than a character in the same position of the first argument, the result of == will be true. This could be leveraged to create an illegitimate certificate that may be accepted as legitimate and then used in signing or encryption operations.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-07/msg00036.html

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1042105

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3729

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3730

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3731

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3738

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:1948

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:2565

https://hackerone.com/reports/387250

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/10/msg00020.html

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20190221-0002/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3808-1/

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4332

https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2018/10/17/openssl-x509-name-equality-check-does-not-work-correctly-cve-2018-16395/

https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2018/10/17/ruby-2-3-8-released/

https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2018/10/17/ruby-2-4-5-released/

https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2018/10/17/ruby-2-5-2-released/

https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2018/11/06/ruby-2-6-0-preview3-released/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-11-16

Updated: 2019-10-03

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: CRITICAL

Tenable Plugins

View all (27 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
137599SUSE SLES12 Security Update : ruby2.1 (SUSE-SU-2020:1570-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
128299RHEL 7 : ruby (RHSA-2019:2565)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
127635RHEL 7 : ruby (RHSA-2019:1948)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
127221NewStart CGSL CORE 5.04 / MAIN 5.04 : ruby Vulnerability (NS-SA-2019-0043)NessusNewStart CGSL Local Security Checks
high
126904openSUSE Security Update : ruby-bundled-gems-rpmhelper / ruby2.5 (openSUSE-2019-1771)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
126846EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : ruby (EulerOS-SA-2019-1718)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
126617SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : ruby-bundled-gems-rpmhelper, ruby2.5 (SUSE-SU-2019:1804-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
125569EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.2.0 : ruby (EulerOS-SA-2019-1617)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
124931EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.1.0 : ruby (EulerOS-SA-2019-1428)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
124627EulerOS 2.0 SP5 : ruby (EulerOS-SA-2019-1341)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
124626EulerOS 2.0 SP3 : ruby (EulerOS-SA-2019-1340)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
122904Photon OS 1.0: Rubygem PHSA-2019-1.0-0205NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
critical
122903Photon OS 1.0: Ruby PHSA-2019-1.0-0205NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
critical
122897Photon OS 2.0: Rubygem PHSA-2019-2.0-0130NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
high
122896Photon OS 2.0: Ruby PHSA-2019-2.0-0130NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
high
121052Amazon Linux 2 : ruby (ALAS-2019-1143)NessusAmazon Linux Local Security Checks
high
120464Fedora 28 : ruby (2018-6070bcf454)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
120334Fedora 29 : ruby (2018-319b9d0f68)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
119665CentOS 7 : ruby (CESA-2018:3738)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
119472Amazon Linux AMI : ruby23 / ruby24 (ALAS-2018-1113)NessusAmazon Linux Local Security Checks
high
119444Scientific Linux Security Update : ruby on SL7.x x86_64 (20181130)NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
119294RHEL 7 : ruby (RHSA-2018:3738)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
119293Oracle Linux 7 : ruby (ELSA-2018-3738)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
119106Fedora 27 : ruby (2018-190ecd2ef8)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
118721Debian DSA-4332-1 : ruby2.3 - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
118471Debian DLA-1558-1 : ruby2.1 security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
118247FreeBSD : ruby -- multiple vulnerabilities (afc60484-0652-440e-b01a-5ef814747f06)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
high