Debian DSA-4057-1 : erlang - security update (ROBOT)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 105089
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that the TLS server in Erlang is vulnerable to an adaptive chosen ciphertext attack against RSA keys.


Upgrade the erlang packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1:17.3-dfsg-4+deb8u2.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1:19.2.1+dfsg-2+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105089

File Name: debian_DSA-4057.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/8/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:erlang, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 12/8/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000385

DSA: 4057