Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : OpenSSL vulnerability (USN-3611-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 108709

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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled certain ASN.1 types. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected libssl1.0.0 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3611-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 108709

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3611-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/29

Updated: 2020/09/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssl1.0.0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0739

USN: 3611-1