Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : openssl (MDKSA-2001:065)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13880


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The pseudo-random number generator in OpenSSL versions up to 0.9.6a has a design flaw. By knowing the output of specific PRNG requests, an attacker would be able to determine the PRNG's internal state and thus predict future PRNG output.


Update the affected openssl and / or openssl-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13880

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-065.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssl-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2001/07/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-1141

MDKSA: 2001:065