AIX OpenSSL Advisory : openssl_advisory23.asc

high Nessus Plugin ID 107230
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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 a denial of service vulnerability in OpenSSL caused by an out-of-bounds read when using a specific cipher. By sending specially crafted truncated packets, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using CHACHA20/POLY1305 to cause an application crash.

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_advisory23.asc

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 107230

File Name: aix_openssl_advisory23.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 3/8/2018

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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: 2/17/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/17/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-3731

BID: 95813