Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : openssl vulnerability (USN-204-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 20620

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Yutaka Oiwa discovered a possible cryptographic weakness in OpenSSL applications. Applications using the OpenSSL library can use the SSL_OP_MSIE_SSLV2_RSA_PADDING option (or SSL_OP_ALL, which implies the former) to maintain compatibility with third-party products, which is achieved by working around known bugs in them.

The SSL_OP_MSIE_SSLV2_RSA_PADDING option disabled a verification step in the SSL 2.0 server supposed to prevent active protocol-version rollback attacks. With this verification step disabled, an attacker acting as a 'man in the middle' could force a client and a server to negotiate the SSL 2.0 protocol even if these parties both supported SSL 3.0 or TLS 1.0. The SSL 2.0 protocol is known to have severe cryptographic weaknesses and is supported as a fallback only.

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 libssl-dev, libssl0.9.7 and / or openssl packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20620

File Name: ubuntu_USN-204-1.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/15/2006

Updated: 1/19/2021

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssl-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssl0.9.7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openssl, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/14/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/11/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2969

USN: 204-1