Debian DLA-1330-1 : openssl security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 108764

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

It was discovered that constructed ASN.1 types with a recursive definition could exceed the stack, potentially leading to a denial of service.

Details can be found in the upstream advisory:
https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20180327.txt

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1t-1+deb7u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your openssl packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/03/msg00033.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/openssl

https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20180327.txt

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 108764

File Name: debian_DLA-1330.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/2/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

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:debian:debian_linux:libssl-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libssl-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libssl1.0.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libssl1.0.0-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openssl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/30/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0739