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Date: Mon, 06 May 2013 16:10:59 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
CC: Vincent Danen <vdanen@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: CVE request: OpenVPN use of non-constant-time
 memcmp in HMAC comparison in openvpn_decrypt

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On 05/06/2013 10:33 AM, Vincent Danen wrote:
> Could a CVE be assigned to this issue?  Copying and pasting from
> the upstream announcement:
> 
> 
> Exploit summary OpenVPN 2.3.0 and earlier running in UDP mode are
> subject to chosen ciphertext injection due to a non-constant-time
> HMAC comparison function. Plaintext recovery may be possible using
> a padding oracle attack on the CBC mode cipher implementation of
> the crypto library, optimistically at a rate of about one character
> per 3 hours. PolarSSL seems vulnerable to such an attack; the
> vulnerability of OpenSSL has not been verified or tested.
> 
> Severity OpenVPN servers are typically configured to silently drop
> packets with the wrong HMAC. For this reason measuring the
> processing time of the packets is not trivial without a MITM
> position. In practice, the attack likely needs some target-specific
> information to be effective.
> 
> The severity of this vulnerability can be considered low. Only if 
> OpenVPN is configured to use a null-cipher, arbitrary plain-text
> can be injected which can completely open up this attack vector.
> 
> Affected versions OpenVPN 2.3.0 and earlier are vulnerable. A fix
> (commit f375aa67cc) is included in OpenVPN 2.3.1 and later.
> 
> 
> References:
> 
> https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/SecurityAnnouncement-f375aa67cc
>
> 
https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn/commit/11d21349a4e7e38a025849479b36ace7c2eec2ee
> 
> https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=468756 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=960192

Please use CVE-2013-2061 for this issue.


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Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
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