CVE-2017-3736

Published: 02 November 2017

There is a carry propagating bug in the x86_64 Montgomery squaring procedure in OpenSSL before 1.0.2m and 1.1.0 before 1.1.0g. No EC algorithms are affected. Analysis suggests that attacks against RSA and DSA as a result of this defect would be very difficult to perform and are not believed likely. Attacks against DH are considered just feasible (although very difficult) because most of the work necessary to deduce information about a private key may be performed offline. The amount of resources required for such an attack would be very significant and likely only accessible to a limited number of attackers. An attacker would additionally need online access to an unpatched system using the target private key in a scenario with persistent DH parameters and a private key that is shared between multiple clients. This only affects processors that support the BMI1, BMI2 and ADX extensions like Intel Broadwell (5th generation) and later or AMD Ryzen.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 6.5

Status

Package Release Status
openssl
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (1.0.2m)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (1.0.2g-1ubuntu14)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (1.0.2g-1ubuntu4.9)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(1.0.1f-1ubuntu2.22)
Patches:
Upstream: https://git.openssl.org/?p=openssl.git;a=commit;h=38d600147331d36e74174ebbd4008b63188b321b
openssl098
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was needs-triage)