Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : openssl (MDVSA-2012:038)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in openssl :

The implementation of Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) and PKCS #7
in OpenSSL before 0.9.8u and 1.x before 1.0.0h does not properly
restrict certain oracle behavior, which makes it easier for
context-dependent attackers to decrypt data via a Million Message
Attack (MMA) adaptive chosen ciphertext attack (CVE-2012-0884).

The mime_param_cmp function in crypto/asn1/asn_mime.c in OpenSSL
before 0.9.8u and 1.x before 1.0.0h allows remote attackers to cause a
denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via
a crafted S/MIME message, a different vulnerability than CVE-2006-7250
(CVE-2012-1165).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58490 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52428

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0884
CVE-2012-1165

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