Upstream information

CVE-2016-2217 at MITRE

Description

The OpenSSL address implementation in Socat 1.7.3.0 and 2.0.0-b8 does not use a prime number for the DH, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain the shared secret.

SUSE information

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.96
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5.3
Vector AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact Low
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

Note from the SUSE Security Team

We have not shipped the affected socat version, so SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 and older were not affected.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 964843 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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