Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : openssl (MDKSA-2007:193)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A flaw in how OpenSSL performed Montgomery multiplications was
discovered %that could allow a local attacker to reconstruct RSA
private keys by examining another user's OpenSSL processes

Moritz Jodeit found that OpenSSL's SSL_get_shared_ciphers() function
did not correctly check the size of the buffer it was writing to. As a
result, a remote attacker could exploit this to write one NULL byte
past the end of the applications's cipher list buffer, which could
possibly lead to a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary
code (CVE-2007-5135).

Updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 26950 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-193.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3738

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