FreeBSD : go -- crypto/elliptic: incorrect P-256 ScalarMult and ScalarBaseMult results (742279d6-bdbe-11ed-a179-2b68e9d12706)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 172261



The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The version of FreeBSD installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the 742279d6-bdbe-11ed-a179-2b68e9d12706 advisory.

- The Go project reports: crypto/elliptic: incorrect P-256 ScalarMult and ScalarBaseMult results The ScalarMult and ScalarBaseMult methods of the P256 Curve may return an incorrect result if called with some specific unreduced scalars (a scalar larger than the order of the curve). (CVE-2023-24532)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 172261

File Name: freebsd_pkg_742279d6bdbe11eda1792b68e9d12706.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 3/8/2023

Updated: 3/16/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-24532


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:go119, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:go120

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/8/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/22/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-24532