SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 / openSUSE 15 Security Update : openssl-1_1 (SUSE-SU-2023:2648-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 177704

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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLED15 / SLED_SAP15 / SLES15 / SLES_SAP15 / openSUSE 15 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2023:2648-1 advisory.

- A timing based side channel exists in the OpenSSL RSA Decryption implementation which could be sufficient to recover a plaintext across a network in a Bleichenbacher style attack. To achieve a successful decryption an attacker would have to be able to send a very large number of trial messages for decryption.
The vulnerability affects all RSA padding modes: PKCS#1 v1.5, RSA-OEAP and RSASVE. For example, in a TLS connection, RSA is commonly used by a client to send an encrypted pre-master secret to the server. An attacker that had observed a genuine connection between a client and a server could use this flaw to send trial messages to the server and record the time taken to process them. After a sufficiently large number of messages the attacker could recover the pre-master secret used for the original connection and thus be able to decrypt the application data sent over that connection. (CVE-2022-4304)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1201627

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1207534

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2022-4304

http://www.nessus.org/u?767999a9

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 177704

File Name: suse_SU-2023-2648-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/28/2023

Updated: 7/14/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-4304

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl1_1-hmac-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssl-1_1, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl-1_1-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl-1_1-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl1_1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl1_1-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl1_1-hmac

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/27/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/15/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-4304

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2023:2648-1