AIX OpenSSL Advisory : openssl_advisory18.asc / openssl_advisory19.asc (DROWN)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 90448
SynopsisThe remote AIX host has a version of OpenSSL installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe version of OpenSSL installed on the remote AIX host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :
- A key disclosure vulnerability exists due to improper handling of cache-bank conflicts on the Intel Sandy-bridge microarchitecture. An attacker can exploit this to gain access to RSA key information.
- A double-free error exists due to improper validation of user-supplied input when parsing malformed DSA private keys. A remote attacker can exploit this to corrupt memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0705)
- A NULL pointer dereference flaw exists in the BN_hex2bn() and BN_dec2bn() functions. A remote attacker can exploit this to trigger a heap corruption, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0797)
- A denial of service vulnerability exists due to improper handling of invalid usernames. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted username, to leak 300 bytes of memory per connection, exhausting available memory resources. (CVE-2016-0798)
- Multiple memory corruption issues exist that allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0799)
- A flaw exists that allows a cross-protocol Bleichenbacher padding oracle attack known as DROWN (Decrypting RSA with Obsolete and Weakened eNcryption).
This vulnerability exists due to a flaw in the Secure Sockets Layer Version 2 (SSLv2) implementation, and it allows captured TLS traffic to be decrypted. A man-in-the-middle attacker can exploit this to decrypt the TLS connection by utilizing previously captured traffic and weak cryptography along with a series of specially crafted connections to an SSLv2 server that uses the same private key. (CVE-2016-0800)
- A denial of service vulnerability exists due to improper verification of memory allocation by the doapr_outch() function in file crypto/bio/b_print.c. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted string, to write data out-of-bounds or exhaust memory resources or possibly have other unspecified impact. (CVE-2016-2842)
SolutionA fix is available and can be downloaded from the IBM AIX website.