FreeBSD : openssl -- alternate chains certificate forgery vulnerability (075952fe-267e-11e5-9d03-3c970e169bc2)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 84651
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Synopsis

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.

Description

OpenSSL reports :

During certificate verification, OpenSSL (starting from version 1.0.1n and 1.0.2b) will attempt to find an alternative certificate chain if the first attempt to build such a chain fails. An error in the implementation of this logic can mean that an attacker could cause certain checks on untrusted certificates to be bypassed, such as the CA flag, enabling them to use a valid leaf certificate to act as a CA and 'issue' an invalid certificate.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20150709.txt

http://www.nessus.org/u?1c67b689

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84651

File Name: freebsd_pkg_075952fe267e11e59d033c970e169bc2.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Published: 7/13/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mingw32-openssl, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:openssl, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 7/9/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/9/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1793