openSUSE 10 Security Update : openssl (openssl-2349)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27370


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


A previous openssl update (CVE-2006-2940) introduced another bug that can lead to a crash by providing a large prime number. An uninitialized pointer is freed during error handling. This bug allows remote attackers to crash services that use openssl.


Update the affected openssl packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27370

File Name: suse_openssl-2349.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssl, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssl-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssl-devel-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2940

CWE: 399