Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 : openssl vulnerabilities (USN-1424-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that OpenSSL could be made to dereference a NULL
pointer when processing S/MIME messages. A remote attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service. These issues did not affect Ubuntu
8.04 LTS. (CVE-2006-7250, CVE-2012-1165)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that OpenSSL did not properly perform bounds
checking when processing DER data via BIO or FILE functions. A remote
attacker could trigger this flaw in services that used SSL to cause a
denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with application
privileges. (CVE-2012-2110).

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58808 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52181

CVE ID: CVE-2006-7250