FreeBSD : The Bouncy Castle Crypto APIs: CVE-2017-13098 ('ROBOT') (6a131fbf-ec76-11e7-aa65-001b216d295b)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 105502


New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The Legion of the Bouncy Castle reports :

Release: 1.59

CVE-2017-13098 ('ROBOT'), a Bleichenbacher oracle in TLS when RSA key exchange is negotiated. This potentially affected BCJSSE servers and any other TLS servers configured to use JCE for the underlying crypto
- note the two TLS implementations using the BC lightweight APIs are not affected by this.


Update the affected package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105502

File Name: freebsd_pkg_6a131fbfec7611e7aa65001b216d295b.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Published: 1/2/2018

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


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:bouncycastle15, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/29/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/12/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-13098