OpenSSL SSL_OP_NETSCAPE_REUSE_CIPHER_CHANGE_BUG Ciphersuite Disabled Cipher Issue

medium Nessus Plugin ID 51893

Synopsis

The remote host allows the resumption of SSL sessions with a disabled cipher.

Description

The version of OpenSSL on the remote host has been shown to allow the use of disabled ciphers when resuming a session. This means that an attacker that sees (e.g. by sniffing) the start of an SSL connection can manipulate the OpenSSL session cache to cause subsequent resumptions of that session to use a disabled cipher chosen by the attacker.

Solution

Upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.8j or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51893

File Name: openssl_resume_disabled_cipher.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 2/7/2011

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Required KB Items: SSL/Resume/Disabled

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/22/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/2/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-7270

BID: 45254