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: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 2018/03/08

Modified: 2018/07/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/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: 2017/01/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/01/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8610

BID: 93841