OpenSSL DTLS Vulnerability

Bug #922229 reported by Brian Knoll
This bug affects 1 person
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openssl (Ubuntu)
Steve Beattie

Bug Description

The following URL is for a DTLS vulnerability in OpenSSL 0.9.8s and earlier which appears to be unpatched in Ubuntu. This vulnerability permits a man-in-the-middle attack on UDP-based TLS implementations, such as OpenVPN and leads to disclosure of encrypted material:

I apologize for the Debian link, I was not sure what else to provide.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: openssl 0.9.8k-7ubuntu8.6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-38.83-server
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-38-server x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Jan 26 12:52:22 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20110719.2)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: openssl

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Brian Knoll (brianknoll) wrote :
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Brian Knoll (brianknoll) wrote :

I want to mention that CVE 2012-0050 is a fix for CVE 2011-4108, which also fixed some DTLS vulnerabilities. I am unclear whether CVE 2011-4108 was ever fixed in Ubuntu, in particular in Lucid. I do not think that it was.

I think the best thing to do at this point would be to review CVE 2011-4108, but understand that it has some defects which resulted in CVE 2012-0050. Whoever performs the fix should review both of these bugs.

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Brian Knoll (brianknoll) wrote :

Upstream Debian used DSA 2392-1 to identify this bug on their side.

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Steve Beattie (sbeattie) wrote :

Thanks, we're aware of both the original issue and the followup DoS. Updates are in progress.

Changed in openssl (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Steve Beattie (sbeattie)
importance: Undecided → High
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package openssl - 0.9.8g-4ubuntu3.15

openssl (0.9.8g-4ubuntu3.15) hardy-security; urgency=low

  * SECURITY UPDATE: ECDSA private key timing attack
    - crypto/ecdsa/ecs_ossl.c: compute with fixed scalar length
    - CVE-2011-1945
  * SECURITY UPDATE: ECDH ciphersuite denial of service
    - ssl/s3_lib.c, file ssl/s3_srvr.c: fix memory usage for thread
    - CVE-2011-3210
  * SECURITY UPDATE: DTLS plaintext recovery attack (LP: #922229)
    - ssl/d1_pkt.c: perform all computations before discarding messages
    - CVE-2011-4108
  * SECURITY UPDATE: policy check double free vulnerability
    - crypto/x509v3/pcy_map.c, crypto/x509v3/pcy_tree.c: only free
      domain policy in one location
    - CVE-2011-4019
  * SECURITY UPDATE: incorrect elliptic curve computation TLS key
    - crypto/bn/bn_nist.c: perform ellyiptic curve computations
    - update to
    - CVE-2011-4354
  * SECURITY UPDATE: SSL 3.0 block padding exposure
    - ssl/s3_enc.c: clear bytes used for block padding of SSL 3.0
    - CVE-2011-4576
  * SECURITY UPDATE: malformed RFC 3779 data denial of service attack
    - crypto/x509v3/v3_addr.c: prevent malformed RFC3779 data
      from triggering an assertion failure
    - CVE-2011-4577
  * SECURITY UPDATE: Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) denial of service
    - ssl/s3_srvr.c, ssl/ssl.h, ssl/ssl3.h, ssl/ssl_err.c: Only allow
      one SGC handshake restart for SSL/TLS.
    - CVE-2011-4619
  * SECURITY UPDATE: fix for CVE-2011-4108 denial of service attack
    - ssl/d1_pkt.c: improve handling of DTLS MAC
    - CVE-2012-0050
  * crypto/ecdsa/ecdsatest.c: fix ECDSA tests
  * debian/libssl0.9.8.postinst: Only issue the reboot notification for
    servers by testing that the X server is not running (LP: #244250)
 -- Steve Beattie <email address hidden> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 01:46:26 -0800

Changed in openssl (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Steve Beattie (sbeattie)
visibility: private → public
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