Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : openssl vulnerabilities (USN-1357-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) subsystem
in OpenSSL, when using the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm
(ECDSA) for the ECDHE_ECDSA cipher suite, did not properly implement
curves over binary fields. This could allow an attacker to determine
private keys via a timing attack. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04
LTS, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 11.04. (CVE-2011-1945)

Adam Langley discovered that the ephemeral Elliptic Curve
Diffie-Hellman (ECDH) functionality in OpenSSL did not ensure thread
safety while processing handshake messages from clients. This could
allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service via out-of-order
messages that violate the TLS protocol. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 11.04.
(CVE-2011-3210)

Nadhem Alfardan and Kenny Paterson discovered that the Datagram
Transport Layer Security (DTLS) implementation in OpenSSL performed a
MAC check only if certain padding is valid. This could allow a remote
attacker to recover plaintext. (CVE-2011-4108)

Antonio Martin discovered that a flaw existed in the fix to address
CVE-2011-4108, the DTLS MAC check failure. This could allow a remote
attacker to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-0050)

Ben Laurie discovered a double free vulnerability in OpenSSL that
could be triggered when the X509_V_FLAG_POLICY_CHECK flag is enabled.
This could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 10.10
and Ubuntu 11.04. (CVE-2011-4109)

It was discovered that OpenSSL, in certain circumstances involving
ECDH or ECDHE cipher suites, used an incorrect modular reduction
algorithm in its implementation of the P-256 and P-384 NIST elliptic
curves. This could allow a remote attacker to obtain the private key
of a TLS server via multiple handshake attempts. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. (CVE-2011-4354)

Adam Langley discovered that the SSL 3.0 implementation in OpenSSL did
not properly initialize data structures for block cipher padding. This
could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.
(CVE-2011-4576)

Andrew Chi discovered that OpenSSL, when RFC 3779 support is enabled,
could trigger an assert when handling an X.509 certificate containing
certificate-extension data associated with IP address blocks or
Autonomous System (AS) identifiers. This could allow a remote attacker
to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4577)

Adam Langley discovered that the Server Gated Cryptography (SGC)
implementation in OpenSSL did not properly handle handshake restarts.
This could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-4619)

Andrey Kulikov discovered that the GOST block cipher engine in OpenSSL
did not properly handle invalid parameters. This could allow a remote
attacker to cause a denial of service via crafted data from a TLS
client. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2012-0027).

Solution :

Update the affected libssl0.9.8, libssl1.0.0 and / or openssl
packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false