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CVE-2017-3738 Detail

Current Description

There is an overflow bug in the AVX2 Montgomery multiplication procedure used in exponentiation with 1024-bit moduli. No EC algorithms are affected. Analysis suggests that attacks against RSA and DSA as a result of this defect would be very difficult to perform and are not believed likely. Attacks against DH1024 are considered just feasible, because most of the work necessary to deduce information about a private key may be performed offline. The amount of resources required for such an attack would be significant. However, for an attack on TLS to be meaningful, the server would have to share the DH1024 private key among multiple clients, which is no longer an option since CVE-2016-0701. This only affects processors that support the AVX2 but not ADX extensions like Intel Haswell (4th generation). Note: The impact from this issue is similar to CVE-2017-3736, CVE-2017-3732 and CVE-2015-3193. OpenSSL version 1.0.2-1.0.2m and 1.1.0-1.1.0g are affected. Fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.2n. Due to the low severity of this issue we are not issuing a new release of OpenSSL 1.1.0 at this time. The fix will be included in OpenSSL 1.1.0h when it becomes available. The fix is also available in commit e502cc86d in the OpenSSL git repository.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/07/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.9 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 2.2


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): High
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


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

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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/102118 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://github.com/openssl/openssl/commit/e502cc86df9dafded1694fceb3228ee34d11c11a
https://nodejs.org/en/blog/vulnerability/december-2017-security-releases/ Third Party Advisory
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://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-4065 Third Party Advisory
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4157
https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20171207.txt Vendor Advisory
https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20180327.txt
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2017-16
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2018-04
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2018-06
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2018-07

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

Change History

18 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-3738
NVD Published Date:
12/07/2017
NVD Last Modified:
07/18/2018