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660650: CVE-2008-7270 openssl: NETSCAPE_REUSE_CIPHER_CHANGE_BUG downgrade-to-disabled ciphersuite attack

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

OpenSSL before 0.9.8j, when SSL_OP_NETSCAPE_REUSE_CIPHER_CHANGE_BUG is enabled, does not prevent modification of the ciphersuite in the session cache, which allows remote attackers to force the use of a disabled cipher via vectors involving sniffing network traffic to discover a session identifier, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-4180.

Find out more about CVE-2008-7270 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (openssl) RHSA-2010:0977 2010-12-13
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 RHSA-2011:0896 2011-06-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (openssl) RHSA-2010:0978 2010-12-13

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 openssl Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 openssl098e Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 openssl097a Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 openssl096b Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 openssl Will not fix

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