Debian DSA-1379-1 : openssl - off-by-one error/buffer overflow

critical Nessus Plugin ID 26209


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


An off-by-one error has been identified in the SSL_get_shared_ciphers() routine in the libssl library from OpenSSL, an implementation of Secure Socket Layer cryptographic libraries and utilities. This error could allow an attacker to crash an application making use of OpenSSL's libssl library, or potentially execute arbitrary code in the security context of the user running such an application.


Upgrade the openssl packages.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.7e-3sarge5.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.8c-4etch1.

For the unstable and testing distributions (sid and lenny, respectively), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.8e-9.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 26209

File Name: debian_DSA-1379.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/3/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openssl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/2/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2937, CVE-2006-2940, CVE-2006-3738, CVE-2006-4343, CVE-2007-5135

DSA: 1379

CWE: 119, 189, 399