Amazon Linux AMI : openssl (ALAS-2014-349)

High Nessus Plugin ID 78292

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

It was found that OpenSSL clients and servers could be forced, via a specially crafted handshake packet, to use weak keying material for communication. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to decrypt and modify traffic between a client and a server.
(CVE-2014-0224)

Note: In order to exploit this flaw, both the server and the client must be using a vulnerable version of OpenSSL; the server must be using OpenSSL version 1.0.1 and above, and the client must be using any version of OpenSSL.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way OpenSSL handled invalid DTLS packet fragments. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on a DTLS client or server. (CVE-2014-0195)

Multiple flaws were found in the way OpenSSL handled read and write buffers when the SSL_MODE_RELEASE_BUFFERS mode was enabled. A TLS/SSL client or server using OpenSSL could crash or unexpectedly drop connections when processing certain SSL traffic. (CVE-2010-5298 , CVE-2014-0198)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way OpenSSL handled certain DTLS ServerHello requests. A specially crafted DTLS handshake packet could cause a DTLS client using OpenSSL to crash. (CVE-2014-0221)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way OpenSSL performed anonymous Elliptic Curve Diffie Hellman (ECDH) key exchange. A specially crafted handshake packet could cause a TLS/SSL client that has the anonymous ECDH cipher suite enabled to crash. (CVE-2014-3470)

An integer underflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way OpenSSL decoded certain base64 strings. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted base64 string via certain PEM processing routines that, when parsed by the OpenSSL library, would cause the OpenSSL server to crash. (CVE-2015-0292)

Solution

Run 'yum update openssl' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-349.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78292

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-349.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/12

Updated: 2019/11/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssl-perl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssl-static, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/04/14

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-5298, CVE-2014-0195, CVE-2014-0198, CVE-2014-0221, CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-3470, CVE-2015-0292

ALAS: 2014-349

RHSA: 2014:0625