EulerOS Virtualization : openssl (EulerOS-SA-2019-1546)

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The remote EulerOS Virtualization host is missing multiple security updates.


According to the versions of the openssl packages installed, the EulerOS Virtualization installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Libgcrypt before 1.7.10 and 1.8.x before 1.8.3 allows a memory-cache side-channel attack on ECDSA signatures that can be mitigated through the use of blinding during the signing process in the _gcry_ecc_ecdsa_sign function in cipher/ecc-ecdsa.c, aka the Return Of the Hidden Number Problem or ROHNP. To discover an ECDSA key, the attacker needs access to either the local machine or a different virtual machine on the same physical host.(CVE-2018-0495)

- OpenSSL before 0.9.8y, 1.0.0 before 1.0.0k, and 1.0.1 before 1.0.1d does not properly perform signature verification for OCSP responses, which allows remote OCSP servers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via an invalid key.(CVE-2013-0166)

- OpenSSL 1.0.2 (starting from version 1.0.2b) introduced an 'error state' mechanism. The intent was that if a fatal error occurred during a handshake then OpenSSL would move into the error state and would immediately fail if you attempted to continue the handshake. This works as designed for the explicit handshake functions (SSL_do_handshake(), SSL_accept() and SSL_connect()), however due to a bug it does not work correctly if SSL_read() or SSL_write() is called directly. In that scenario, if the handshake fails then a fatal error will be returned in the initial function call. If SSL_read()/SSL_write() is subsequently called by the application for the same SSL object then it will succeed and the data is passed without being decrypted/encrypted directly from the SSL/TLS record layer. In order to exploit this issue an application bug would have to be present that resulted in a call to SSL_read()/SSL_write() being issued after having already received a fatal error. OpenSSL version 1.0.2b-1.0.2m are affected. Fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.2n.
OpenSSL 1.1.0 is not affected.(CVE-2017-3737)

- An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the way OpenSSL reused certain ASN.1 structures. A remote attacker could possibly use a specially crafted ASN.1 structure that, when parsed by an application, would cause that application to crash.(CVE-2015-0287)

- It was found that OpenSSL clients and servers could be forced, via a specially crafted handshake packet, to use weak keying material for communication. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to decrypt and modify traffic between a client and a server.(CVE-2014-0224)

- There is an overflow bug in the AVX2 Montgomery multiplication procedure used in exponentiation with 1024-bit moduli. No EC algorithms are affected.
Analysis suggests that attacks against RSA and DSA as a result of this defect would be very difficult to perform and are not believed likely. Attacks against DH1024 are considered just feasible, because most of the work necessary to deduce information about a private key may be performed offline. The amount of resources required for such an attack would be significant. However, for an attack on TLS to be meaningful, the server would have to share the DH1024 private key among multiple clients, which is no longer an option since CVE-2016-0701. This only affects processors that support the AVX2 but not ADX extensions like Intel Haswell (4th generation). Note: The impact from this issue is similar to CVE-2017-3736, CVE-2017-3732 and CVE-2015-3193. OpenSSL version 1.0.2-1.0.2m and 1.1.0-1.1.0g are affected. Fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.2n. Due to the low severity of this issue we are not issuing a new release of OpenSSL 1.1.0 at this time. The fix will be included in OpenSSL 1.1.0h when it becomes available. The fix is also available in commit e502cc86d in the OpenSSL git repository.(CVE-2017-3738)

- The ssl3_send_client_key_exchange function in s3_clnt.c in OpenSSL before 0.9.8za, 1.0.0 before 1.0.0m, and 1.0.1 before 1.0.1h, when an anonymous ECDH cipher suite is used, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and client crash) by triggering a NULL certificate value.(CVE-2014-3470)

- It was discovered that the SSLv2 protocol implementation in OpenSSL did not properly implement the Bleichenbacher protection for export cipher suites.
An attacker could use a SSLv2 server using OpenSSL as a Bleichenbacher oracle.(CVE-2016-0704)

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way OpenSSL performed a handshake when using the anonymous Diffie-Hellman (DH) key exchange. A malicious server could cause a DTLS client using OpenSSL to crash if that client had anonymous DH cipher suites enabled.(CVE-2014-3510)

- While parsing an IPAddressFamily extension in an X.509 certificate, it is possible to do a one-byte overread.
This would result in an incorrect text display of the certificate. This bug has been present since 2006 and is present in all versions of OpenSSL before 1.0.2m and 1.1.0g.(CVE-2017-3735)

- The Network Security Services (NSS) library before 3.12.3, as used in Firefox GnuTLS before 2.6.4 and 2.7.4 OpenSSL 0.9.8 through 0.9.8k and other products support MD2 with X.509 certificates, which might allow remote attackers to spoof certificates by using MD2 design flaws to generate a hash collision in less than brute-force time. NOTE: the scope of this issue is currently limited because the amount of computation required is still large.(CVE-2009-2409)

- Constructed ASN.1 types with a recursive definition (such as can be found in PKCS7) could eventually exceed the stack given malicious input with excessive recursion. This could result in a Denial Of Service attack. There are no such structures used within SSL/TLS that come from untrusted sources so this is considered safe. Fixed in OpenSSL 1.1.0h (Affected 1.1.0-1.1.0g). Fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.2o (Affected 1.0.2b-1.0.2n).(CVE-2018-0739)

- During key agreement in a TLS handshake using a DH(E) based ciphersuite a malicious server can send a very large prime value to the client. This will cause the client to spend an unreasonably long period of time generating a key for this prime resulting in a hang until the client has finished. This could be exploited in a Denial Of Service attack. Fixed in OpenSSL 1.1.0i-dev (Affected 1.1.0-1.1.0h). Fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.2p-dev (Affected 1.0.2-1.0.2o).(CVE-2018-0732)

- A NULL pointer dereference was found in the way OpenSSL handled certain PKCS#7 inputs. An attacker able to make an application using OpenSSL verify, decrypt, or parse a specially crafted PKCS#7 input could cause that application to crash. TLS/SSL clients and servers using OpenSSL were not affected by this flaw.(CVE-2015-0289)

- A flaw was discovered in the way OpenSSL handled DTLS packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a DTLS server or client using OpenSSL to crash or use excessive amounts of memory.(CVE-2014-3506)

- The kssl_keytab_is_available function in ssl/kssl.c in OpenSSL before 0.9.8n, when Kerberos is enabled but Kerberos configuration files cannot be opened, does not check a certain return value, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and daemon crash) via SSL cipher negotiation, as demonstrated by a chroot installation of Dovecot or stunnel without Kerberos configuration files inside the chroot.(CVE-2010-0433)

- It was discovered that OpenSSL would accept ephemeral RSA keys when using non-export RSA cipher suites. A malicious server could make a TLS/SSL client using OpenSSL use a weaker key exchange method.(CVE-2015-0204)

- It was found that OpenSSL's BigNumber Squaring implementation could produce incorrect results under certain special conditions. This flaw could possibly affect certain OpenSSL library functionality, such as RSA blinding. Note that this issue occurred rarely and with a low probability, and there is currently no known way of exploiting it.(CVE-2014-3570)

- It was discovered that the OBJ_obj2txt() function could fail to properly NUL-terminate its output. This could possibly cause an application using OpenSSL functions to format fields of X.509 certificates to disclose portions of its memory.(CVE-2014-3508)

- OpenSSL RSA key generation was found to be vulnerable to cache side-channel attacks. An attacker with sufficient access to mount cache timing attacks during the RSA key generation process could recover parts of the private key.(CVE-2018-0737)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected openssl packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 124999

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2019-1546.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Published: 5/14/2019

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.4

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:openssl, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:openssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:openssl-libs, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:uvp:

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/EulerOS/release, Host/EulerOS/rpm-list, Host/EulerOS/uvp_version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/9/2019

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2409, CVE-2010-0433, CVE-2013-0166, CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-3470, CVE-2014-3506, CVE-2014-3508, CVE-2014-3510, CVE-2014-3570, CVE-2015-0204, CVE-2015-0287, CVE-2015-0289, CVE-2016-0704, CVE-2017-3735, CVE-2017-3737, CVE-2017-3738, CVE-2018-0495, CVE-2018-0732, CVE-2018-0737, CVE-2018-0739

BID: 29330, 57755, 60268, 67898, 67899, 69075, 69076, 69082, 71936, 71939, 73227, 73231

CWE: 20, 310