CVE-2013-2566

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2013-03-15
Bugzilla:
921947: CVE-2013-2566 SSL/TLS: Attack against RC4 stream cipher

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The RC4 algorithm, as used in the TLS protocol and SSL protocol, has many single-byte biases, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct plaintext-recovery attacks via statistical analysis of ciphertext in a large number of sessions that use the same plaintext.

Find out more about CVE-2013-2566 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This flaw is related to the design of the RC4 protocol and not its implementation. More details and a possible work around is mentioned in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=921947#c8. Therefore there are no plans to correct this issue in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 openssl Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 gnutls Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 nss Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 openssl Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 nss Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 gnutls Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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