AIX OpenSSL Advisory : openssl_advisory22.asc

high Nessus Plugin ID 107229

Synopsis

The remote AIX host has a version of OpenSSL installed that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.

Description

The version of OpenSSL installed on the remote AIX host is affected by an error when processing ALERT packets during an SSL handshake. By sending specially-crafted plain-text ALERT packets, a remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.

Solution

A fix is available and can be downloaded from the IBM AIX website.

See Also

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/openssl_advisory22.asc

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 107229

File Name: aix_openssl_advisory22.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 3/8/2018

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix, cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/30/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8610

BID: 93841