Debian DSA-1174-1 : openssl096 - cryptographic weakness

medium Nessus Plugin ID 22716


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Daniel Bleichenbacher discovered a flaw in the OpenSSL cryptographic package that could allow an attacker to generate a forged signature that OpenSSL will accept as valid.


Upgrade the openssl packages. Note that services linking against the openssl shared libraries will need to be restarted. Common examples of such services include most Mail Transport Agents, SSH servers, and web servers.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.6m-1sarge2.

This package exists only for compatibility with older software, and is not present in the unstable or testing branches of Debian.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22716

File Name: debian_DSA-1174.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/14/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openssl096, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/11/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/5/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4339, CVE-2006-5201, CVE-2006-7140

BID: 19849

DSA: 1174

CWE: 310