Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : openssl (MDKSA-2007:193)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 26950


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw in how OpenSSL performed Montgomery multiplications was discovered %that could allow a local attacker to reconstruct RSA private keys by examining another user's OpenSSL processes (CVE-2007-3108).

Moritz Jodeit found that OpenSSL's SSL_get_shared_ciphers() function did not correctly check the size of the buffer it was writing to. As a result, a remote attacker could exploit this to write one NULL byte past the end of the applications's cipher list buffer, which could possibly lead to a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code (CVE-2007-5135).

Updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 26950

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-193.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/09

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openssl0.9.8, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openssl0.9.8-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openssl0.9.8-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libopenssl0.9.8, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libopenssl0.9.8-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libopenssl0.9.8-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssl, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/04

Reference Information

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

MDKSA: 2007:193

CWE: 119, 189