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: 1.14

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 2011/02/07

Modified: 2018/07/16

Dependencies: 51891

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Required KB Items: SSL/Resume/Disabled

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/12/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-7270

BID: 45254