Tenable Nessus 6.x < 6.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities (TNS-2016-16) (SWEET32)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 97192

Synopsis

An application running on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the Tenable Nessus application running on the remote host is 6.x prior to 6.9. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- Multiple integer overflow conditions exist in the OpenSSL component in s3_srvr.c, ssl_sess.c, and t1_lib.c due to improper use of pointer arithmetic for heap-buffer boundary checks. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-2177)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the OpenSSL component in the dsa_sign_setup() function in dsa_ossl.c due to a failure to properly ensure the use of constant-time operations. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a timing side-channel attack, to disclose DSA key information. (CVE-2016-2178)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the OpenSSL component in the DTLS implementation due to a failure to properly restrict the lifetime of queue entries associated with unused out-of-order messages. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by maintaining multiple crafted DTLS sessions simultaneously, to exhaust memory. (CVE-2016-2179)

- An out-of-bounds read error exists in the OpenSSL component in the X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Time-Stamp Protocol (TSP) implementation. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted time-stamp file that is mishandled by the 'openssl ts' command, to cause denial of service or to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-2180)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the OpenSSL component in the Anti-Replay feature in the DTLS implementation due to improper handling of epoch sequence numbers in records. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via spoofed DTLS records, to cause legitimate packets to be dropped. (CVE-2016-2181)

- An overflow condition exists in the OpenSSL component in the BN_bn2dec() function in bn_print.c due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling BIGNUM values. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to crash the process. (CVE-2016-2182)

- A vulnerability exists, known as SWEET32, in the OpenSSL component in the 3DES and Blowfish algorithms due to the use of weak 64-bit block ciphers by default. A man-in-the-middle attacker who has sufficient resources can exploit this vulnerability, via a 'birthday' attack, to detect a collision that leaks the XOR between the fixed secret and a known plaintext, allowing the disclosure of the secret text, such as secure HTTPS cookies, and possibly resulting in the hijacking of an authenticated session. (CVE-2016-2183)

- A flaw exists in the OpenSSL component in the tls_decrypt_ticket() function in t1_lib.c due to improper handling of ticket HMAC digests.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a ticket that is too short, to crash the process, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-6302)

- An integer overflow condition exists in the OpenSSL component in the MDC2_Update() function in mdc2dgst.c due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause a heap-based buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or possibly the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-6303)

- A flaw exists in the OpenSSL component in the ssl_parse_clienthello_tlsext() function in t1_lib.c due to improper handling of overly large OCSP Status Request extensions from clients. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via large OCSP Status Request extensions, to exhaust memory resources, resulting in a denial of service condition. (CVE-2016-6304)

- A flaw exists in the OpenSSL component in the SSL_peek() function in rec_layer_s3.c due to improper handling of empty records. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by triggering a zero-length record in an SSL_peek call, to cause an infinite loop, resulting in a denial of service condition. (CVE-2016-6305)

- An out-of-bounds read error exists in the OpenSSL component in the certificate parser that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service via crafted certificate operations.
(CVE-2016-6306)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the OpenSSL component in the state-machine implementation due to a failure to check for an excessive length before allocating memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted TLS message, to exhaust memory resources. (CVE-2016-6307)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the OpenSSL component in the DTLS implementation due to improper handling of excessively long DTLS messages. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted DTLS message, to exhaust available memory resources. (CVE-2016-6308)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the OpenSSL component in the read_state_machine() function in statem.c due to improper handling of messages larger than 16k. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted message, to cause a use-after-free error, resulting in a denial of service condition or possibly the execution of arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-6309)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the OpenSSL component in x509_vfy.c due to improper handling of certificate revocation lists (CRLs). An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted CRL, to cause a NULL pointer dereference, resulting in a crash of the service. (CVE-2016-7052)

- A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session. (CVE-2016-9260)

Solution

Upgrade to Tenable Nessus version 6.9 or later.

See Also

https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-16

https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20160922.txt

https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20160926.txt

https://sweet32.info

https://www.openssl.org/blog/blog/2016/08/24/sweet32/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97192

File Name: nessus_tns_2016_16.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Published: 2017/02/15

Modified: 2018/03/09

Dependencies: 10147

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:tenable:nessus

Required KB Items: installed_sw/nessus

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/05/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2177, CVE-2016-2178, CVE-2016-2179, CVE-2016-2180, CVE-2016-2181, CVE-2016-2182, CVE-2016-2183, CVE-2016-6302, CVE-2016-6303, CVE-2016-6304, CVE-2016-6305, CVE-2016-6306, CVE-2016-6307, CVE-2016-6308, CVE-2016-6309, CVE-2016-7052, CVE-2016-9260

BID: 91081, 91319, 92117, 92557, 92628, 92630, 92982, 92984, 92987, 93149, 93150, 93151, 93152, 93153, 93171, 93177, 95772