OpenSSL before 0.9.8za, 1.0.0 before 1.0.0m, and 1.0.1 before 1.0.1h does not properly restrict processing of ChangeCipherSpec messages, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to trigger use of a zero-length master key in certain OpenSSL-to-OpenSSL communications, and consequently hijack sessions or obtain sensitive information, via a crafted TLS handshake, aka the "CCS Injection" vulnerability.
Publish Date : 2014-06-05 Last Update Date : 2015-04-14
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This module checks for the OpenSSL ChangeCipherSpec (CCS) Injection vulnerability. The problem exists in the handling of early CCS messages during session negotiation. Vulnerable installations of OpenSSL accepts them, while later implementations do not. If successful, an attacker can leverage this vulnerability to perform a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack by downgrading the cipher spec between a client and server. This issue was first reported in early June, 2014.
Module type : auxiliary
Rank : normal
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