Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : openssl vulnerability (USN-704-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that OpenSSL did not properly perform signature
verification on DSA and ECDSA keys. If user or automated system
connected to a malicious server or a remote attacker were able to
perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to
view sensitive information.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36382 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33150

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5077