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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43898 ()

Bugtraq ID: 31692

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4355