Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : perl-Net_SSLeay (MDKSA-2006:023)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20817


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered that the perl Net::SSLeay module used the file /tmp/entropy as a fallback entropy source if a proper source was not set via the environment variable EGD_PATH. This could potentially lead to weakened cryptographic operations if an attacker was able to provide a /tmp/entropy file with known content.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.


Update the affected perl-Net_SSLeay package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20817

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-023.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/29

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-Net_SSLeay, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/01/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0106

MDKSA: 2006:023