Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : openssl vulnerability (USN-884-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 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 correctly free unused memory in
certain situations. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw in
services that used SSL, causing the service to use all available
system memory, leading to a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43898 ()

Bugtraq ID: 31692

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4355