An error occurs in the elliptic curve point addition algorithm that uses mixed Jacobian-affine coordinates where it can yield a result "POINT_AT_INFINITY" when it should not. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this to interfere with a connection, resulting in an attacked party computing an incorrect shared secret. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 55.
Published 2018-06-11 21:29:09
Updated 2019-10-03 00:03:26
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-7781

0.16%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 52 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-7781

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.3
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
8.6
2.9
NIST
5.9
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
2.2
3.6
NIST

References for CVE-2017-7781

Products affected by CVE-2017-7781

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