SUSE-SA:2006:058: openssl

High Nessus Plugin ID 24436


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2006:058 (openssl).

Several security problems were found and fixed in the OpenSSL cryptographic library.

A Google security audit found a buffer overflow condition within the SSL_get_shared_ciphers() function which has been fixed.

The above Google security audit also found that the OpenSSL SSLv2 client code fails to properly check for NULL which could lead to a server program using openssl to crash.

Fix mishandling of an error condition in parsing of certain invalid ASN1 structures, which could result in an infinite loop which consumes system memory.

Certain types of public key can take disproportionate amounts of time to process. This could be used by an attacker in a denial of service attack to cause the remote side top spend an excessive amount of time in computation.


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24436

File Name: suse_SA_2006_058.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/02/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list