GLSA-200710-30 : OpenSSL: Remote execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 27592


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-30 (OpenSSL: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

Andy Polyakov reported a vulnerability in the OpenSSL toolkit, that is caused due to an unspecified off-by-one error within the DTLS implementation.
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service. Only clients and servers explicitly using DTLS are affected, systems using SSL and TLS are not.
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-0.9.8f'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27592

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200710-30.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/31

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2007/10/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/10/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4995

OSVDB: 37895

GLSA: 200710-30

CWE: 189