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.


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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.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2018-4428296.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://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-hpesbst03881en_us
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.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuapr2019-5072813.html
https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2019-5072801.html
https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2019-5072835.html
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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-3738
NVD Published Date:
12/07/2017
NVD Last Modified:
04/23/2019
Source:
OpenSSL Software Foundation