CVE-2019-1547

LOW

Description

Normally in OpenSSL EC groups always have a co-factor present and this is used in side channel resistant code paths. However, in some cases, it is possible to construct a group using explicit parameters (instead of using a named curve). In those cases it is possible that such a group does not have the cofactor present. This can occur even where all the parameters match a known named curve. If such a curve is used then OpenSSL falls back to non-side channel resistant code paths which may result in full key recovery during an ECDSA signature operation. In order to be vulnerable an attacker would have to have the ability to time the creation of a large number of signatures where explicit parameters with no co-factor present are in use by an application using libcrypto. For the avoidance of doubt libssl is not vulnerable because explicit parameters are never used. Fixed in OpenSSL 1.1.1d (Affected 1.1.1-1.1.1c). Fixed in OpenSSL 1.1.0l (Affected 1.1.0-1.1.0k). Fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.2t (Affected 1.0.2-1.0.2s).

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-09/msg00054.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-09/msg00072.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-10/msg00012.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-10/msg00016.html

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/154467/Slackware-Security-Advisory-openssl-Updates.html

https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.01785

https://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commitdiff;h=21c856b75d81eff61aa63b4f036bb64a85bf6d46

https://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commitdiff;h=30c22fa8b1d840036b8e203585738df62a03cec8

https://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commitdiff;h=7c1709c2da5414f5b6133d00a03fc8c5bf996c7a

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/09/msg00026.html

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/GY6SNRJP2S7Y42GIIDO3HXPNMDYN2U3A/

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/ZN4VVQJ3JDCHGIHV4Y2YTXBYQZ6PWQ7E/

https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Oct/0

https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Oct/1

https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Sep/25

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201911-04

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20190919-0002/

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20200122-0002/

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20200416-0003/

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K73422160?utm_source=f5support&utm_medium=RSS

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4376-1/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4376-2/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4504-1/

https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4539

https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4540

https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20190910.txt

https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpuapr2020.html

https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpujan2020.html

https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpujul2020.html

https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpuoct2020.html

https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2019-5072832.html

https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2019-08

https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2019-09

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2019-09-10

Updated: 2020-10-20

Type: CWE-311

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 1.9

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: LOW

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1

Severity: MEDIUM