CVE Database

CVE-2008-7270

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-12-02
Bugzilla: 660650: CVE-2008-7270 openssl: NETSCAPE_REUSE_CIPHER_CHANGE_BUG downgrade-to-disabled ciphersuite attack
IAVA: 2011-A-0160

Details

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 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 version 4 (openssl) RHSA-2010:0977 December 13, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (openssl) RHSA-2010:0978 December 13, 2010
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 RHSA-2011:0896 June 22, 2011

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