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CVE-2006-2940 Detail

Current Description

OpenSSL 0.9.7 before 0.9.7l, 0.9.8 before 0.9.8d, and earlier versions allows attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via parasitic public keys with large (1) "public exponent" or (2) "public modulus" values in X.509 certificates that require extra time to process when using RSA signature verification.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/28/2006      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-2940
Original release date:
09/28/2006
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.8 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

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.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA2008-007.txt.asc External Source NETBSD NetBSD-SA2008-007
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061001-01-P.asc External Source SGI 20061001-01-P
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304829 External Source CONFIRM http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304829
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01118771 External Source HP SSRT061275
http://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-613 External Source CONFIRM http://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-613
http://itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00805100 External Source HP SSRT061239
http://itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00849540 External Source HP SSRT071299
http://kolab.org/security/kolab-vendor-notice-11.txt External Source CONFIRM http://kolab.org/security/kolab-vendor-notice-11.txt
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2006/Nov/msg00001.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2006-11-28
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2006-September/049715.html External Source FULLDISC 20060928 [SECURITY] OpenSSL 0.9.8d and 0.9.7l released
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2008/000008.html External Source MLIST [security-announce] 20080317 VMSA-2008-0005 Updated VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware Server, VMware ACE, and VMware Fusion resolve critical security issues
http://marc.info/?l=bind-announce&m=116253119512445&w=2 External Source MLIST [bind-announce] 20061103 Internet Systems Consortium Security Advisory. [revised]
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=130497311408250&w=2 External Source HP HPSBOV02683
http://openbsd.org/errata.html#openssl2 External Source OPENBSD [3.9] 20061007 013: SECURITY FIX: October 7, 2006
http://openvpn.net/changelog.html External Source CONFIRM http://openvpn.net/changelog.html
http://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-06:23.openssl.asc External Source FREEBSD FreeBSD-SA-06:23.openssl
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200610-11.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200610-11
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016943 External Source SECTRACK 1016943
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017522 External Source SECTRACK 1017522
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2006&m=slackware-security.676946 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2006-272-01
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=461863&group_id=69227 External Source CONFIRM http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=461863&group_id=69227
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102668-1 External Source SUNALERT 102668
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102747-1 External Source SUNALERT 102747
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-200585-1 External Source SUNALERT 200585
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-201534-1 External Source SUNALERT 201534
http://support.attachmate.com/techdocs/2374.html External Source CONFIRM http://support.attachmate.com/techdocs/2374.html
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-220.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-220.htm
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-260.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-260.htm
http://www.arkoon.fr/upload/alertes/37AK-2006-06-FR-1.1_FAST360_OPENSSL_ASN1.pdf External Source CONFIRM http://www.arkoon.fr/upload/alertes/37AK-2006-06-FR-1.1_FAST360_OPENSSL_ASN1.pdf
http://www.arkoon.fr/upload/alertes/41AK-2006-08-FR-1.1_SSL360_OPENSSL_ASN1.pdf External Source CONFIRM http://www.arkoon.fr/upload/alertes/41AK-2006-08-FR-1.1_SSL360_OPENSSL_ASN1.pdf
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/ps4162/tsd_products_security_response09186a008077af1b.html External Source CISCO 20061108 Multiple Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL Library
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sr-20061108-openssl.shtml External Source CISCO 20061108 Multiple Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL library
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1185 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1185
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1195 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1195
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200612-11.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200612-11
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:172 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:172
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:177 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:177
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:178 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:178
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_24_sr.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:024
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_58_openssl.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:058
http://www.openpkg.org/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.021-openssl.html External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.021
http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20060928.txt External Source CONFIRM http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20060928.txt
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujan2007-101493.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujan2007-101493.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0695.html Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0695
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0629.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0629
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/447318/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20060928 rPSA-2006-0175-1 openssl openssl-scripts
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/447393/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20060929 rPSA-2006-0175-2 openssl openssl-scripts
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/456546/100/200/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20070110 VMware ESX server security updates
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/489739/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080318 VMSA-2008-0005 Updated VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware Server, VMware ACE, and VMware Fusion resolve critical security issues
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20247 External Source BID 20247
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/22083 External Source BID 22083
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28276 External Source BID 28276
http://www.serv-u.com/releasenotes/ External Source CONFIRM http://www.serv-u.com/releasenotes/
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-353-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-353-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-353-2 External Source UBUNTU USN-353-2
http://www.uniras.gov.uk/niscc/docs/re-20060928-00661.pdf?lang=en External Source MISC http://www.uniras.gov.uk/niscc/docs/re-20060928-00661.pdf?lang=en
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA06-333A.html US Government Resource External Source CERT TA06-333A
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0005.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0005.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/ace2/doc/releasenotes_ace2.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/ace2/doc/releasenotes_ace2.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/esx2/doc/esx-202-200612-patch.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/esx2/doc/esx-202-200612-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/esx21/doc/esx-213-200612-patch.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/esx21/doc/esx-213-200612-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-253-200612-patch.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-253-200612-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-254-200612-patch.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-254-200612-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/player/doc/releasenotes_player.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/player/doc/releasenotes_player.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/player2/doc/releasenotes_player2.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/player2/doc/releasenotes_player2.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/server/doc/releasenotes_server.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/server/doc/releasenotes_server.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-3069097-patch.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-3069097-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-9986131-patch.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-9986131-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/releasenotes_ws55.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/releasenotes_ws55.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws6/doc/releasenotes_ws6.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/ws6/doc/releasenotes_ws6.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3820 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-3820
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3860 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-3860
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3869 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-3869
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3902 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-3902
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3936 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-3936
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4019 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4019
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4036 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4036
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4264 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4264
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4327 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4327
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4329 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4329
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4401 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4401
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4417 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4417
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4750 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4750
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4980 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4980
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0343 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-0343
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1401 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1401
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2315 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-2315
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2783 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-2783
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0905/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0905
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2396 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2396
http://www.xerox.com/downloads/usa/en/c/cert_ESSNetwork_XRX07001_v1.pdf External Source CONFIRM http://www.xerox.com/downloads/usa/en/c/cert_ESSNetwork_XRX07001_v1.pdf
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/29230 External Source XF openssl-publickey-dos(29230)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1633 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1633
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10311 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10311
https://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00967144 External Source HP SSRT061213

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10311
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10311

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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:0.9.7a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7h:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7i:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7j:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.7k:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.8a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.8b:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:0.9.8c:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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