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CVE-2023-4807 Detail

Description

Issue summary: The POLY1305 MAC (message authentication code) implementation contains a bug that might corrupt the internal state of applications on the Windows 64 platform when running on newer X86_64 processors supporting the AVX512-IFMA instructions. Impact summary: If in an application that uses the OpenSSL library an attacker can influence whether the POLY1305 MAC algorithm is used, the application state might be corrupted with various application dependent consequences. The POLY1305 MAC (message authentication code) implementation in OpenSSL does not save the contents of non-volatile XMM registers on Windows 64 platform when calculating the MAC of data larger than 64 bytes. Before returning to the caller all the XMM registers are set to zero rather than restoring their previous content. The vulnerable code is used only on newer x86_64 processors supporting the AVX512-IFMA instructions. The consequences of this kind of internal application state corruption can be various - from no consequences, if the calling application does not depend on the contents of non-volatile XMM registers at all, to the worst consequences, where the attacker could get complete control of the application process. However given the contents of the registers are just zeroized so the attacker cannot put arbitrary values inside, the most likely consequence, if any, would be an incorrect result of some application dependent calculations or a crash leading to a denial of service. The POLY1305 MAC algorithm is most frequently used as part of the CHACHA20-POLY1305 AEAD (authenticated encryption with associated data) algorithm. The most common usage of this AEAD cipher is with TLS protocol versions 1.2 and 1.3 and a malicious client can influence whether this AEAD cipher is used by the server. This implies that server applications using OpenSSL can be potentially impacted. However we are currently not aware of any concrete application that would be affected by this issue therefore we consider this a Low severity security issue. As a workaround the AVX512-IFMA instructions support can be disabled at runtime by setting the environment variable OPENSSL_ia32cap: OPENSSL_ia32cap=:~0x200000 The FIPS provider is not affected by this issue.


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Hyperlink Resource
https://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commitdiff;h=4bfac4471f53c4f74c8d81020beb938f92d84ca5 Mailing List  Patch 
https://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commitdiff;h=6754de4a121ec7f261b16723180df6592cbb4508 Mailing List  Patch 
https://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commitdiff;h=a632d534c73eeb3e3db8c7540d811194ef7c79ff Mailing List  Patch 
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20230921-0001/
https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20230908.txt Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
NVD-CWE-noinfo Insufficient Information cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2023-4807
NVD Published Date:
09/08/2023
NVD Last Modified:
09/21/2023
Source:
OpenSSL Software Foundation