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computer vulnerability announce CVE-2014-3470

OpenSSL: denial of service via ECDH

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker, who is located on a TLS server, can use Anonymous ECDH, in order to trigger a denial of service in OpenSSL client applications.
Impacted products: ArubaOS, ProxyAV, ProxySG par Blue Coat, SGOS by Blue Coat, Cisco ASR, Cisco ATA, Cisco ACE, ASA, AsyncOS, Cisco Catalyst, CiscoWorks, Cisco Content SMA, Cisco CSS, Cisco ESA, IOS by Cisco, IOS XE Cisco, IOS XR Cisco, Cisco IPS, IronPort Email, IronPort Management, IronPort Web, Nexus by Cisco, NX-OS, Prime Collaboration Assurance, Prime Collaboration Manager, Prime Infrastructure, Cisco PRSM, Cisco Router, Secure ACS, Cisco CUCM, Cisco Manager Attendant Console, Cisco Unified CCX, Cisco IP Phone, Cisco MeetingPlace, Cisco Wireless IP Phone, Cisco Unity ~ precise, WebNS, Cisco WSA, Debian, Avamar, EMC CAVA, EMC CEE, EMC CEPA, Celerra FAST, Celerra NS, Celerra NX4, EMC CMDCE, Connectrix Switch, ECC, NetWorker, PowerPath, Unisphere EMC, VNX Operating Environment, VNX Series, Fedora, FortiAnalyzer, FortiAnalyzer Virtual Appliance, FortiClient, FortiManager, FortiManager Virtual Appliance, FreeBSD, HP Operations, HP-UX, AIX, WebSphere MQ, Juniper J-Series, Junos OS, Junos Pulse, Juniper Network Connect, Juniper UAC, McAfee Web Gateway, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSSL, openSUSE, openSUSE Leap, Solaris, Polycom CMA, HDX, RealPresence Collaboration Server, Polycom VBP, RHEL, ACE Agent, ACE Server, RSA Authentication Agent, RSA Authentication Manager, SecurID, ROS, ROX, RuggedSwitch, SIMATIC, Slackware, Splunk Enterprise, stunnel, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu, ESXi, vCenter Server, VMware vSphere, VMware vSphere Hypervisor.
Severity of this bulletin: 2/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: denial of service on client.
Hacker's origin: internet server.
Creation date: 05/06/2014.
Références of this threat: 1676496, aid-06062014, c04336637, c04363613, c04368523, CERTFR-2014-AVI-253, CERTFR-2014-AVI-254, CERTFR-2014-AVI-255, CERTFR-2014-AVI-260, CERTFR-2014-AVI-274, CERTFR-2014-AVI-279, CERTFR-2014-AVI-286, cisco-sa-20140605-openssl, CTX140876, CVE-2014-3470, DOC-53313, DSA-2950-1, DSA-2950-2, FEDORA-2014-17576, FEDORA-2014-17587, FEDORA-2014-7101, FEDORA-2014-7102, FG-IR-14-018, FreeBSD-SA-14:14.openssl, HPSBMU03069, HPSBUX03046, JSA10629, MDVSA-2014:105, MDVSA-2014:106, MDVSA-2015:062, NetBSD-SA2014-006, openSUSE-SU-2014:0764-1, openSUSE-SU-2014:0765-1, openSUSE-SU-2016:0640-1, RHSA-2014:0625-01, RHSA-2014:0628-01, RHSA-2014:0679-01, SA40006, SA80, SB10075, SPL-85063, SSA:2014-156-03, SSA-234763, SSRT101590, SUSE-SU-2014:0759-1, SUSE-SU-2014:0759-2, SUSE-SU-2014:0761-1, SUSE-SU-2014:0762-1, USN-2232-1, USN-2232-2, USN-2232-3, USN-2232-4, VIGILANCE-VUL-14847, VMSA-2014-0006, VMSA-2014-0006.1, VMSA-2014-0006.10, VMSA-2014-0006.11, VMSA-2014-0006.2, VMSA-2014-0006.3, VMSA-2014-0006.4, VMSA-2014-0006.5, VMSA-2014-0006.6, VMSA-2014-0006.7, VMSA-2014-0006.8, VMSA-2014-0006.9.

Description of the vulnerability

A client based on the OpenSSL library can create an encrypted session using elliptic curves (ECDH : elliptic curves and Diffie-Hellman).

However, a malicious server can negotiate an Anonymous ECDH ciphersuite, in order to trigger a denial of service in the OpenSSL client.

An attacker, who is located on a TLS server, can therefore use Anonymous ECDH, in order to trigger a denial of service in OpenSSL client applications.
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