Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : OpenSSL vulnerability (USN-3899-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 122500

Synopsis

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

Description

Juraj Somorovsky, Robert Merget, and Nimrod Aviram discovered that certain applications incorrectly used OpenSSL and could be exposed to a padding oracle attack. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to decrypt data.

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Solution

Update the affected libssl1.0.0 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3899-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 122500

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3899-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/02/28

Updated: 2020/09/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/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:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/02/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/02/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-1559

USN: 3899-1