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CVE-2005-2946 Detail

Current Description

The default configuration on OpenSSL before 0.9.8 uses MD5 for creating message digests instead of a more cryptographically strong algorithm, which makes it easier for remote attackers to forge certificates with a valid certificate authority signature.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/16/2005
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/20/2006)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=169803 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-179-1 Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=13593 Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.1c:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.2b:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.3a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.5:beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.5:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.5a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.5a:beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.5a:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6:beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6:beta3:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6a:beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6a:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6a:beta3:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6b:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6c:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6d:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6e:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6f:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6g:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6h:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6i:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6j:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6k:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6l:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.6m:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7:beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7:beta3:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7:beta4:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7:beta5:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7:beta6:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7b:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7c:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7d:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7e:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7f:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7g:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2005-2946
NVD Published Date:
09/16/2005
NVD Last Modified:
01/07/2009