[manjaro-security] [arch-security] [ASA-201601-33] lib32-openssl: man-in-the-middle

Levente Polyak anthraxx at archlinux.org
Fri Jan 29 15:11:27 CET 2016

Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201601-33

Severity: High
Date    : 2016-01-29
CVE-ID  : CVE-2015-3197 CVE-2015-4000 CVE-2016-0701
Package : lib32-openssl
Type    : man-in-the-middle
Remote  : Yes
Link    : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CVE


The package lib32-openssl before version 1.0.2.f-1 is vulnerable to


Upgrade to 1.0.2.f-1.

# pacman -Syu "lib32-openssl>=1.0.2.f-1"

The problems have been fixed upstream in version 1.0.2.f.




- CVE-2015-3197 (man-in-the-middle)

A flaw was found in the way malicious SSL/TLS clients could negotiate
SSLv2 ciphers that have been disabled on the server. This could result
in weak SSLv2 ciphers being used for SSL/TLS connections, making them
vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.

- CVE-2015-4000 (man-in-the-middle)

A flaw was found in the way the TLS protocol composes the Diffie-Hellman
exchange (for both export and non-export grade cipher suites). An
attacker could use this flaw to downgrade a DHE connection to use
export-grade key sizes, which could then be broken by sufficient
pre-computation. This can lead to a passive man-in-the-middle attack in
which the attacker is able to decrypt all traffic.

- CVE-2016-0701 (man-in-the-middle)

It was found that OpenSSL used weak Diffie-Hellman parameters based on
unsafe primes, which were generated and stored in X9.42-style parameter
files. An attacker who could force the peer to perform multiple
handshakes using the same private DH component could use this flaw to
conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on the SSL/TLS connection.


A remote attacker is able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack via
various vectors.



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