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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      Last Modified:  12/01/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5502
Original release date:
12/01/2007
Last revised:
07/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.4 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
4.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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 Type Source Name
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/150249 US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#150249
http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20071129.txt External Source CONFIRM http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20071129.txt
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26652 Patch External Source BID 26652
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019029 External Source SECTRACK 1019029
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/4044 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-4044
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/38796 External Source XF openssl-fips-prng-security-bypass(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:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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