CVE-2016-0702

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2016-03-01
Bugzilla:
1310599: CVE-2016-0702 OpenSSL: Side channel attack on modular exponentiation
A side-channel attack was found that makes use of cache-bank conflicts on the Intel Sandy-Bridge microarchitecture. An attacker who has the ability to control code in a thread running on the same hyper-threaded core as the victim's thread that is performing decryption, could use this flaw to recover RSA private keys.

Find out more about CVE-2016-0702 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat JBoss Core Services 1 RHSA-2016:2957 2016-12-15
RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-6 (rhev-hypervisor7) RHSA-2016:0379 2016-03-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (openssl) RHSA-2016:0301 2016-03-01
Red Hat Virtualization 4 Management Agent for RHEL 7 Hosts (rhev-hypervisor7) RHSA-2016:0379 2016-03-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (openssl) RHSA-2016:0301 2016-03-01

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0 openssl Will not fix
Red Hat JBoss EWS 2 openssl Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EAP 6 openssl Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 7.2 rhel-guest-image Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 6.7 guest-images Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 openssl098e Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 openssl098e Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 openssl Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 openssl097a Will not fix
RHEV Manager 3 rhev-hypervisor Will not fix

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the OpenSSL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Yuval Yarom (University of Adelaide and NICTA), Daniel Genkin (Technion and Tel Aviv University), and Nadia Heninger (University of Pennsylvania) as the original reporters.

External References

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