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CVE-2005-2969 Detail


The SSL/TLS server implementation in OpenSSL 0.9.7 before 0.9.7h and 0.9.8 before 0.9.8a, when using the SSL_OP_MSIE_SSLV2_RSA_PADDING option, disables a verification step that is required for preventing protocol version rollback attacks, which allows remote attackers to force a client and server to use a weaker protocol than needed via a man-in-the-middle attack.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/18/2005

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Network exploitable
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Not required to exploit
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Allows unauthorized modification

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Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MISC External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2005-11-29 External Source HP SSRT061239 External Source HP SSRT071299 External Source TRUSTIX TSLSA-2005-0059 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11454 External Source SECTRACK 1015032 External Source SUNALERT 101974 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CISCO 20051202 Cisco Security Notice: Response to OpenSSL - Potential SSL 2.0 Rollback External Source DEBIAN DSA-875 External Source DEBIAN DSA-881 External Source DEBIAN DSA-882 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source MISC External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2005:179 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2005:061 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:762 Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:800 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0629 External Source BID 15071 External Source BID 15647 External Source BID 24799 External Source VUPEN ADV-2005-2036 External Source VUPEN ADV-2005-2659 External Source VUPEN ADV-2005-2710 External Source VUPEN ADV-2005-2908 External Source VUPEN ADV-2005-3002 External Source VUPEN ADV-2005-3056 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-3531 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-0326 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-0343 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-2457 External Source MISC External Source XF hitachi-hicommand-security-bypass(35287) External Source CONFIRM

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