GLSA-200710-06 : OpenSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 26946

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-06 (OpenSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Moritz Jodeit reported an off-by-one error in the SSL_get_shared_ciphers() function, resulting from an incomplete fix of CVE-2006-3738. A flaw has also been reported in the BN_from_montgomery() function in crypto/bn/bn_mont.c when performing Montgomery multiplication.
Impact :

A remote attacker sending a specially crafted packet to an application relying on OpenSSL could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. A local attacker could perform a side channel attack to retrieve the RSA private keys.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/openssl-0.9.8e-r3'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 26946

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200710-06.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/09

Updated: 2021/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:openssl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/09/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3738, CVE-2007-3108, CVE-2007-5135

GLSA: 200710-06

CWE: 119, 189