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Cryptographic Issues

CVE-2011-5095

Severity Medium
Score 4/10

Summary

The Diffie-Hellman key-exchange implementation in OpenSSL 0.9.8, when FIPS mode is enabled, does not properly validate a public parameter, which makes it easier for man-in-the-middle attackers to obtain the shared secret key by modifying network traffic, a related issue to CVE-2011-1923.

  • HIGH
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE

CWE-310 - Cryptographic Issues

Cryptographic issues is a category of weaknesses related to the design and implementation of the confidentiality and integrity of data. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to data quality degradation.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published