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Sid 1-41118

Message

SERVER-OTHER OpenSSL ChaCha20 Poly1305 heap-buffer overflow attempt

Summary

In OpenSSL 1.1.0 before 1.1.0c, TLS connections using *-CHACHA20-POLY1305 ciphersuites are susceptible to a DoS attack by corrupting larger payloads. This can result in an OpenSSL crash. This issue is not considered to be exploitable beyond a DoS.

Impact

CVSS base score 7.5 CVSS impact score 3.6 CVSS exploitability score 3.9 confidentialityImpact NONE integrityImpact NONE availabilityImpact NONE

CVE-2016-7054:

CVSS base score 7.5

CVSS impact score 3.6

CVSS exploitability score 3.9

Confidentiality Impact NONE

Integrity Impact NONE

Availability Impact HIGH

Detailed information

CVE-2016-7054: In OpenSSL 1.1.0 before 1.1.0c, TLS connections using *-CHACHA20-POLY1305 ciphersuites are susceptible to a DoS attack by corrupting larger payloads. This can result in an OpenSSL crash. This issue is not considered to be exploitable beyond a DoS.

Affected systems

  • openssl openssl 1.1.0
  • openssl openssl 1.1.0a
  • openssl openssl 1.1.0b

Ease of attack

CVE-2016-7054:

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

False positives

None known

False negatives

None known

Corrective action

Upgrade to the latest non-affected version of the software.

Apply the appropriate vendor supplied patches.

Contributors

  • Talos research team.
  • This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology.
  • For more information see nvd.

Additional References

  • www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20161110.txt