FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- OpenSSL multiple vulnerabilities (9f7a0f39-ddc0-11e7-b5af-a4badb2f4699)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 105141



The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Invoking SSL_read()/SSL_write() while in an error state causes data to be 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. [CVE-2017-3737]

There is an overflow bug in the x86_64 Montgomery multiplication procedure used in exponentiation with 1024-bit moduli. This only affects processors that support the AVX2 but not ADX extensions like Intel Haswell (4th generation). [CVE-2017-3738] This bug only affects FreeBSD 11.x. Impact : Applications with incorrect error handling may inappropriately pass unencrypted data. [CVE-2017-3737]

Mishandling of carry propagation will produce incorrect output, and make it easier for a remote attacker to obtain sensitive private-key information. No EC algorithms are affected and analysis suggests that attacks against RSA and DSA as a result of this defect would be very difficult to perform and are not believed likely.

Attacks against DH1024 are considered just feasible (although very difficult) because most of the work necessary to deduce information about a private key may be performed offline. The amount of resources required for such an attack would be very significant and likely only accessible to a limited number of attackers. However, for an attack on TLS to be meaningful, the server would have to share the DH1024 private key among multiple clients, which is no longer an option since CVE-2016-0701. [CVE-2017-3738]


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105141

File Name: freebsd_pkg_9f7a0f39ddc011e7b5afa4badb2f4699.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Published: 12/11/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:FreeBSD, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info, Settings/ParanoidReport

Patch Publication Date: 12/10/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/9/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0701, CVE-2017-3737, CVE-2017-3738

FreeBSD: SA-17:12.openssl