AIX OpenSSL Advisory : openssl_advisory20.asc

critical Nessus Plugin ID 92323
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Synopsis

The remote AIX host has a version of OpenSSL installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of OpenSSL installed on the remote AIX host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A heap buffer overflow condition exists in the EVP_EncodeUpdate() function within file crypto/evp/encode.c that is triggered when handling a large amount of input data. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition. (CVE-2016-2105)

- A heap buffer overflow condition exists in the EVP_EncryptUpdate() function within file crypto/evp/evp_enc.c that is triggered when handling a large amount of input data after a previous call occurs to the same function with a partial block. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition. (CVE-2016-2106)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the ASN.1 encoder due to an underflow condition that occurs when attempting to encode the value zero represented as a negative integer. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to corrupt memory, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2108)

- Multiple unspecified flaws exist in the d2i BIO functions when reading ASN.1 data from a BIO due to invalid encoding causing a large allocation of memory.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these to cause a denial of service condition through resource exhaustion. (CVE-2016-2109)

- An out-of-bounds read error exists in the X509_NAME_oneline() function within file crypto/x509/x509_obj.c when handling very long ASN1 strings. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to disclose the contents of stack memory.
(CVE-2016-2176)

Solution

A fix is available and can be downloaded from the IBM AIX website.

See Also

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/openssl_advisory20.asc

https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20160503.txt

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 92323

File Name: aix_openssl_advisory20.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 7/15/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix, cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Patch Publication Date: 7/12/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/25/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2105, CVE-2016-2106, CVE-2016-2108, CVE-2016-2109, CVE-2016-2176

BID: 87940, 89744, 89746, 89752, 89757