Bug 642302 (CVE-2010-3173) - CVE-2010-3173 NSS: insecure Diffie-Hellman key exchange
Summary: CVE-2010-3173 NSS: insecure Diffie-Hellman key exchange
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2010-3173
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
URL:
Whiteboard: public=20101019,reported=20101008,sou...
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2010-10-12 14:44 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2019-06-08 13:08 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-11-11 08:16:33 UTC


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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0781 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: seamonkey security update 2010-10-19 23:09:58 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0782 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2010-10-19 23:20:46 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2010-10-12 14:44:51 UTC
Mozilla cryptographer Nelson Bolyard reported that the SSL implementation
was permitting servers to use 256-bit Diffie-Hellman Ephemeral mode (DHE)
for key exchanges. A DHE key of this length is trivially breakable on
modern hardware so SSL servers operating in this mode were providing very
little effective security for its clients.

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2010-10-19 22:08:31 UTC
This is now public:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-72.html

Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2010-10-19 23:10:24 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Via RHSA-2010:0781 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0781.html

Comment 4 errata-xmlrpc 2010-10-19 23:21:19 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2010:0782 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0782.html


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