Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 17.04 / 17.10 : openssl vulnerabilities (USN-3512-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 105173

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

David Benjamin discovered that OpenSSL did not correctly prevent buggy applications that ignore handshake errors from subsequently calling certain functions. (CVE-2017-3737)

It was discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly performed the x86_64 Montgomery multiplication procedure. While unlikely, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to recover private keys. (CVE-2017-3738).

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 libssl1.0.0 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3512-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105173

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3512-1.nasl

Version: 3.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/12/2017

Updated: 1/12/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssl1.0.0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/11/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/7/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-3737, CVE-2017-3738

USN: 3512-1