Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1932-1 openssl -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 25 Sep 2019
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-1547, CVE-2019-1563.
- More information:
Two security vulnerabilities were found in OpenSSL, the Secure Sockets Layer toolkit.
Normally in OpenSSL EC groups always have a co-factor present and this is used in side channel resistant code paths. However, in some cases, it is possible to construct a group using explicit parameters (instead of using a named curve). In those cases it is possible that such a group does not have the cofactor present. This can occur even where all the parameters match a known named curve. If such a curve is used then OpenSSL falls back to non-side channel resistant code paths which may result in full key recovery during an ECDSA signature operation. In order to be vulnerable an attacker would have to have the ability to time the creation of a large number of signatures where explicit parameters with no co-factor present are in use by an application using libcrypto. For the avoidance of doubt libssl is not vulnerable because explicit parameters are never used.
In situations where an attacker receives automated notification of the success or failure of a decryption attempt an attacker, after sending a very large number of messages to be decrypted, can recover a CMS/PKCS7 transported encryption key or decrypt any RSA encrypted message that was encrypted with the public RSA key, using a Bleichenbacher padding oracle attack. Applications are not affected if they use a certificate together with the private RSA key to the CMS_decrypt or PKCS7_decrypt functions to select the correct recipient info to decrypt.
For Debian 8
Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1t-1+deb8u12.
We recommend that you upgrade your openssl packages.
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