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vulnerability alert CVE-2015-0138 CVE-2015-0204

OpenSSL, LibReSSL, Mono, JSSE: weakening TLS encryption via FREAK

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker, located as a Man-in-the-Middle, can force the Chrome, JSSE, LibReSSL, Mono or OpenSSL client to accept a weak export algorithm, in order to more easily capture or alter exchanged data.
Impacted systems: Arkoon FAST360, ArubaOS, Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch, ProxyAV, ProxySG par Blue Coat, SGOS by Blue Coat, FabricOS, Brocade Network Advisor, Cisco ATA, AnyConnect VPN Client, Cisco ACE, ASA, AsyncOS, Cisco ESA, IOS by Cisco, IronPort Email, IronPort Web, Nexus by Cisco, NX-OS, Cisco Prime Access Registrar, Prime Collaboration Assurance, Cisco Prime DCNM, Prime Infrastructure, Cisco Prime LMS, Prime Network Control Systems, Cisco PRSM, Cisco Router, Cisco IP Phone, Cisco MeetingPlace, Cisco WSA, Clearswift Email Gateway, Debian, Black Diamond, ExtremeXOS, Summit, BIG-IP Hardware, TMOS, Fedora, FortiClient, FortiGate, FortiGate Virtual Appliance, FortiOS, FreeBSD, Chrome, HPE NNMi, HP-UX, AIX, DB2 UDB, Domino, Notes, IRAD, Security Directory Server, Tivoli Directory Server, Tivoli Storage Manager, Tivoli Workload Scheduler, WebSphere AS Traditional, WebSphere MQ, Juniper J-Series, Junos OS, Junos Space, Junos Space Network Management Platform, NSM Central Manager, NSMXpress, Juniper SBR, McAfee Email Gateway, ePO, McAfee NTBA, McAfee NGFW, VirusScan, McAfee Web Gateway, Windows (platform) ~ not comprehensive, Data ONTAP, NetBSD, NetScreen Firewall, ScreenOS, Nodejs Core, OpenBSD, Java OpenJDK, OpenSSL, openSUSE, openSUSE Leap, Oracle Communications, Oracle Directory Services Plus, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Internet Directory, Java Oracle, Solaris, Tuxedo, WebLogic, pfSense, Puppet, RHEL, Base SAS Software, SAS SAS/CONNECT, Slackware, Sophos AV, Splunk Enterprise, Stonesoft NGFW/VPN, stunnel, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu, Unix (platform) ~ not comprehensive.
Severity of this alert: 2/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: data reading, data creation/edition.
Pirate's origin: internet server.
Number of vulnerabilities in this bulletin: 2.
Creation date: 04/03/2015.
Revision date: 09/03/2015.
Références of this alert: 122007, 1450666, 1610582, 1647054, 1698613, 1699051, 1699810, 1700225, 1700997, 1701485, 1902260, 1903541, 1963275, 1968485, 1973383, 55767, 7014463, 7022958, 9010028, ARUBA-PSA-2015-003, bulletinjan2015, c04556853, c04679334, c04773241, CERTFR-2015-AVI-108, CERTFR-2015-AVI-117, CERTFR-2015-AVI-146, CERTFR-2016-AVI-303, cisco-sa-20150310-ssl, cpuapr2017, cpujul2018, cpuoct2017, CTX216642, CVE-2015-0138, CVE-2015-0204, DSA-3125-1, FEDORA-2015-0512, FEDORA-2015-0601, FG-IR-15-007, FREAK, FreeBSD-SA-15:01.openssl, HPSBMU03345, HPSBUX03244, HPSBUX03334, JSA10679, MDVSA-2015:019, MDVSA-2015:062, MDVSA-2015:063, NetBSD-SA2015-006, NetBSD-SA2015-007, NTAP-20150205-0001, openSUSE-SU-2015:0130-1, openSUSE-SU-2016:0640-1, RHSA-2015:0066-01, RHSA-2015:0800-01, RHSA-2015:1020-01, RHSA-2015:1021-01, RHSA-2015:1091-01, SA40015, SA88, SA91, SB10108, SB10110, SOL16120, SOL16123, SOL16124, SOL16126, SOL16135, SOL16136, SOL16139, SP-CAAANXD, SPL-95203, SPL-95206, SSA:2015-009-01, SSRT101885, SSRT102000, SUSE-SU-2015:1073-1, SUSE-SU-2015:1085-1, SUSE-SU-2015:1086-1, SUSE-SU-2015:1086-2, SUSE-SU-2015:1086-3, SUSE-SU-2015:1086-4, SUSE-SU-2015:1138-1, SUSE-SU-2015:1161-1, T1022075, USN-2459-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-16301, VN-2015-003_FREAK, VU#243585.

Description of the vulnerability

The TLS protocol uses a series of messages which have to be exchanged between the client and the server, before establishing a secured session.

Several cryptographic algorithms can be negotiated, such as algorithms allowed for USA export (less than 512 bits).

An attacker, located as a Man-in-the-Middle, can inject during the session initialization a message choosing an export algorithm. This message should generate an error, however some TLS clients accept it.

Note: the variant related to Windows is described in VIGILANCE-VUL-16332.

An attacker, located as a Man-in-the-Middle, can therefore force the Chrome, JSSE, LibReSSL, Mono or OpenSSL client to accept a weak export algorithm, in order to more easily capture or alter exchanged data.
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