Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : openssl vulnerability (USN-353-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

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).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27934 ()

Bugtraq ID: 20247

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2940