CVE-2017-3737 Detail

Current Description

OpenSSL 1.0.2 (starting from version 1.0.2b) introduced an "error state" mechanism. The intent was that if a fatal error occurred during a handshake then OpenSSL would move into the error state and would immediately fail if you attempted to continue the handshake. This works as designed for the explicit handshake functions (SSL_do_handshake(), SSL_accept() and SSL_connect()), however due to a bug it does not work correctly if SSL_read() or SSL_write() is called directly. In that scenario, if the handshake fails then a fatal error will be returned in the initial function call. If SSL_read()/SSL_write() is subsequently called by the application for the same SSL object then it will succeed and the data is passed without being decrypted/encrypted directly from the SSL/TLS record layer. In order to exploit this issue an application bug would have to be present that resulted in a call to SSL_read()/SSL_write() being issued after having already received a fatal error. OpenSSL version 1.0.2b-1.0.2m are affected. Fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.2n. OpenSSL 1.1.0 is not affected.


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Severity



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NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.9 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuapr2018-3678067.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2018-3236628.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2018-4258247.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/102103 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1039978 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:0998
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2185
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2186
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2187
https://cert-portal.siemens.com/productcert/pdf/ssa-179516.pdf
https://github.com/openssl/openssl/commit/898fb884b706aaeb283de4812340bb0bde8476dc
https://security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-17:12.openssl.asc Third Party Advisory 
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201712-03 Third Party Advisory 
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20171208-0001/ Third Party Advisory 
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20180117-0002/
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20180419-0002/
https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-4065 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.digitalmunition.me/2017/12/cve-2017-3737-openssl-security-bypass-vulnerability/ Third Party Advisory 
https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20171207.txt Vendor Advisory 
https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2019-5072835.html
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2017-16

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-125 Out-of-bounds Read cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-3737
NVD Published Date:
12/07/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019
Source:
MITRE