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CVE-2007-5502 Detail

Description

The PRNG implementation for the OpenSSL FIPS Object Module 1.1.1 does not perform auto-seeding during the FIPS self-test, which generates random data that is more predictable than expected and makes it easier for attackers to bypass protection mechanisms that rely on the randomness.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/01/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.4 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/03/2007)

Not vulnerable. This vulnerability only affected the OpenSSL FIPS Object Module which is not enabled or used by OpenSSL in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/150249 US Government Resource
http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20071129.txt
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26652 Patch
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019029
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/4044
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/38796

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:openssl:fips_object_module:1.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5502
NVD Published Date:
12/01/2007
NVD Last Modified:
07/28/2017