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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-3389

Original release date: 09/06/2011
Last revised: 03/05/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The SSL protocol, as used in certain configurations in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and other products, encrypts data by using CBC mode with chained initialization vectors, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to obtain plaintext HTTP headers via a blockwise chosen-boundary attack (BCBA) on an HTTPS session, in conjunction with JavaScript code that uses (1) the HTML5 WebSocket API, (2) the Java URLConnection API, or (3) the Silverlight WebClient API, aka a "BEAST" attack.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1029190
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1025997
External Source: BID
Name: 49778
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.insecure.cl/Beast-SSL.rar
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://blogs.oracle.com/sunsecurity/entry/multiple_vulnerabilities_in_fetchmail
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 49198
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 55351
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5501
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/alerts/
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 45791
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=719047
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2011/09/26/microsoft-releases-security-advisory-2588513.aspx
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1263-1
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBMU02900
External Source: MISC
Name: http://vnhacker.blogspot.com/2011/09/beast.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5281
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 48692
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.imperialviolet.org/2011/09/23/chromeandbeast.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://blog.mozilla.com/security/2011/09/27/attack-against-tls-protected-communications/
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBMU02742
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/1004/
Type: Advisory
External Source: MS
Name: MS12-006
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://isc.sans.edu/diary/SSL+TLS+part+3+/11635
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5001
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 55322
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2013-10-22-3
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02730
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/1151/
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2012-05-09-1
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT100740
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2011-10-12-2
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:1384
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 74829
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 48915
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/1160/
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 55350
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5130
External Source: MISC
Name: http://eprint.iacr.org/2006/136
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2012:0122
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:0063
External Source: BID
Name: 49388
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT100710
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#864643
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1026103
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2012:0114
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/mac/1160/
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:0030
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/unix/1151/
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://technet.microsoft.com/security/advisory/2588513
External Source: MISC
Name: http://eprint.iacr.org/2004/111
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2011/09/26/is-ssl-broken-more-about-security-advisory-2588513.aspx
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:0006
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/unix/1160/
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.educatedguesswork.org/2011/09/security_impact_of_the_rizzodu.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2011/10/chrome-stable-release.html
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14752
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=737506
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2012-09-19-2
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://my.opera.com/securitygroup/blog/2011/09/28/the-beast-ssl-tls-issue
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpuoct2011-443431.html
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2012-07-25-2
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 48948
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA12-010A
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4999
External Source: MISC
Name: http://ekoparty.org/2011/juliano-rizzo.php
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2011-10-12-1
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2012-02-01-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:1455
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/mac/1151/
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6150

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14752
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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