Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : openssl vulnerabilities (USN-620-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that OpenSSL was vulnerable to a double-free when
using TLS server extensions. A remote attacker could send a crafted
packet and cause a denial of service via application crash in
applications linked against OpenSSL. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS does not compile
TLS server extensions by default. (CVE-2008-0891)

It was discovered that OpenSSL could dereference a NULL pointer. If a
user or automated system were tricked into connecting to a malicious
server with particular cipher suites, a remote attacker could cause a
denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2008-1672).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33389 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0891
CVE-2008-1672