How to Buy
Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
A weakness has been discovered in the random number generator used by
OpenSSL on Debian and Ubuntu systems. As a result of this weakness,
certain encryption keys are much more common than they should be, such
that an attacker could guess the key through a brute-force attack
given minimal knowledge of the system. This particularly affects the
use of shared encryption keys and SSL/TLS certificates in OpenVPN.
This vulnerability only affects operating systems which (like Ubuntu)
are based on Debian. However, other systems can be indirectly affected
if weak keys are imported into them.
We consider this an extremely serious vulnerability, and urge all
users to act immediately to secure their systems.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected openvpn package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 32357 ()
Bugtraq ID: 29179
CVE ID: CVE-2008-0166
Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.