Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 : openssl vulnerability (USN-1428-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the fix for CVE-2012-2110 was incomplete for
OpenSSL 0.9.8. 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. Ubuntu 11.10 was not
affected by this issue. (CVE-2012-2131)

The original upstream fix for CVE-2012-2110 would cause
BUF_MEM_grow_clean() to sometimes return the wrong error condition.
This update fixes the problem.

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 libssl0.9.8 and / or libssl1.0.0 packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58873 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53212

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2110

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