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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-3108

Original release date: 08/07/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011


The BN_from_montgomery function in crypto/bn/bn_mont.c in OpenSSL 0.9.8e and earlier does not properly perform Montgomery multiplication, which might allow local users to conduct a side-channel attack and retrieve RSA private keys.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 1.2 LOW
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/14/2007)
This paper describes a possible side-channel attack that hasn’t been proven outside of a lab environment. In reality many factors would make this harder to exploit. If exploited, a local user could obtain RSA private keys (for example for web sites being run on the server). We have rated this as affecting Red Hat products with moderate security severity. Although the OpenSSL team have produced a patch for this issue, it is non-trivial and will require more testing before we can deploy it in a future update. Our current plan is as follows: - To include a backported fix in an OpenSSL update as part of Enterprise Linux 4.6. This will get testing via beta and give time for more extensive internal and upstream testing - To release an update for OpenSSL for other platforms at the same time as 4.6 is released http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2007-3108

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0964
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://cvs.openssl.org/chngview?cn=16275
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.bluecoat.com/support/securityadvisories/advisory_openssl_rsa_key_reconstruction_vulnerability
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200710-06
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0813
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-485.htm
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#724968
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2362
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070813 FLEA-2007-0043-1 openssl
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-522-1
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080123 UPDATED VMSA-2008-0001.1 Moderate OpenPegasus PAM Authentication Buffer Overflow and updated service console packages
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1571
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0013.html
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:193
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/RGII-74KLP3
External Source: BID
Name: 25163
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2396
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0064
External Source: MLIST
Name: [Security-announce] 20080107 VMSA-2008-0001 Moderate OpenPegasus PAM Authentication Buffer Overflow and updated service console packages
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:1003
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://openssl.org/news/patch-CVE-2007-3108.txt
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080108 VMSA-2008-0001 Moderate OpenPegasus PAM Authentication Buffer Overflow and updated service console packages
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1613
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0001.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-2759
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9984
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2361
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200805-07
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1633
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-4010
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.attachmate.com/techdocs/2374.html

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9984
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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cpe:/a:openssl:openssl:0.9.8e and previous versions

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