Ubuntu 4.10 : openssl script vulnerability (USN-24-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered a vulnerability in the
openssl package. The auxiliary script 'der_chop' created temporary
files in an insecure way, which could allow a symlink attack to create
or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking
the program.

Solution :

Update the affected libssl-dev, libssl0.9.7 and / or openssl packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20639 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0975