Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : neon, neon27 vulnerabilities (USN-835-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Joe Orton discovered that neon did not correctly handle SSL
certificates with zero bytes in the Common Name. A remote attacker
could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view
sensitive information or alter encrypted communications.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 41046 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30710

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3746