Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
USN-353-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in OpenSSL. However, Mark J
Cox noticed that the applied patch for CVE-2006-2940 was flawed. This
update corrects that patch.
For reference, this is the relevant part of the original advisory :
Certain types of public key could take disproportionate amounts of
time to process. The library now limits the maximum key exponent size
to avoid Denial of Service attacks. (CVE-2006-2940).
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
Public Exploit Available : true