Debian DSA-888-1 : openssl - cryptographic weakness

medium Nessus Plugin ID 22754


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


Yutaka Oiwa discovered a vulnerability in the Open Secure Socket Layer (OpenSSL) library that can allow an attacker to perform active protocol-version rollback attacks that could lead to the use of the weaker SSL 2.0 protocol even though both ends support SSL 3.0 or TLS 1.0.

The following matrix explains which version in which distribution has this problem corrected.

oldstable (woody) stable (sarge) unstable (sid) openssl 0.9.6c-2.woody.8 0.9.7e-3sarge1 0.9.8-3 openssl094 0.9.4-6.woody.4 n/a n/a openssl095 0.9.5a-6.woody.6 n/a n/a openssl096 n/a 0.9.6m-1sarge1 n/a openssl097 n/a n/a 0.9.7g-5


Upgrade the libssl packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22754

File Name: debian_DSA-888.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/14/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


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:debian:debian_linux:openssl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/7/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2969

DSA: 888