Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : openssl vulnerability (USN-750-1)

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 validate the length of
an encoded BMPString or UniversalString when printing ASN.1 strings.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a crafted
certificate, an attacker could cause a denial of service via
application crash in applications linked against OpenSSL.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36907 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34256

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0590