RHEL 8 : openssl (RHSA-2024:0208)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 187967

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates for openssl.

Description

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2024:0208 advisory.

- openssl: Excessive time spent checking DH keys and parameters (CVE-2023-3446)

- OpenSSL: Excessive time spent checking DH q parameter value (CVE-2023-3817)

- openssl: Generating excessively long X9.42 DH keys or checking excessively long X9.42 DH keys or parameters may be very slow (CVE-2023-5678)

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

Solution

Update the RHEL openssl package based on the guidance in RHSA-2024:0208.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?de7673a7

https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2224962

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2227852

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2248616

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2024:0208

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 187967

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2024-0208.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/11/2024

Updated: 4/28/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-5678

CVSS v3

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:N/A:L

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_eus:8.6, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssl-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssl-perl

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/11/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/13/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-3446, CVE-2023-3817, CVE-2023-5678

CWE: 325, 400

IAVA: 2023-A-0398-S, 2024-A-0121-S

RHSA: 2024:0208