FreeBSD : OpenSSL -- timing vulnerability (6f170cf2-e6b7-11e8-a9a8-b499baebfeaf)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 118901


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


The OpenSSL project reports :

Microarchitecture timing vulnerability in ECC scalar multiplication.
Severity: Low OpenSSL ECC scalar multiplication, used in e.g. ECDSA and ECDH, has been shown to be vulnerable to a microarchitecture timing side channel attack. An attacker with sufficient access to mount local timing attacks during ECDSA signature generation could recover the private key.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 118901

File Name: freebsd_pkg_6f170cf2e6b711e8a9a8b499baebfeaf.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2018/11/13

Updated: 2019/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/11/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5407