Apple MacOS X up to 10.10.2 OpenSSL cryptographic issues

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, was found in Apple MacOS X up to 10.10.2 (Operating System). Affected is some unknown functionality of the component OpenSSL. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cryptographic issues vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-310. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 04/08/2015 by Karthikeyan Bhargavan with Prosecco as HT204659 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-0204 since 11/18/2014. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 09/22/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1600. The advisory points out:

Multiple vulnerabilities existed in OpenSSL 0.9.8zc, including one that may allow an attacker to intercept connections to a server that supports export-grade ciphers. These issues were addressed by updating OpenSSL to version 0.9.8zd.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 82820 (Oracle Java SE Multiple Vulnerabilities (April 2015 CPU) (FREAK)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 185099 (HP-UX Running OpenSSL Multiple Vulnerabilities (HPSBUX03244)).

Upgrading to version 10.10.3 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityTracker (ID 1032048) and Tenable (82820). See 68514, 68516, 68517 and 68518 for similar entries.






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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.4

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Class: Cryptographic issues
CWE: CWE-310
ATT&CK: T1600

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 82820
Nessus Name: Oracle Java SE Multiple Vulnerabilities (April 2015 CPU) (FREAK)
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OpenVAS ID: 65354
OpenVAS Name: SuSE Update for java-1_7_0-ibm SUSE-SU-2015:1086-4 (java-1_7_0-ibm)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: MacOS X 10.10.3
Suricata ID: 2020630
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Advisory: HT204659
Researcher: Karthikeyan Bhargavan
Organization: Prosecco
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-0204 (🔍)

X-Force: 99707
SecurityTracker: 1032048
SecurityFocus: 71936 - OpenSSL CVE-2015-0204 Man in the Middle Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Created: 04/10/2015 10:22 AM
Updated: 09/22/2022 03:50 PM
Changes: 04/10/2015 10:22 AM (71), 04/21/2019 08:00 AM (12), 05/03/2022 01:51 PM (4), 05/03/2022 01:57 PM (1), 09/22/2022 03:50 PM (1)
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