Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : openssl vulnerability (USN-339-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 27918
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Synopsis

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

Description

Philip Mackenzie, Marius Schilder, Jason Waddle and Ben Laurie of Google Security discovered that the OpenSSL library did not sufficiently check the padding of PKCS #1 v1.5 signatures if the exponent of the public key is 3 (which is widely used for CAs). This could be exploited to forge signatures without the need of the secret key.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/339-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27918

File Name: ubuntu_USN-339-1.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/10/2007

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssl-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssl0.9.7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssl0.9.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssl0.9.8-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openssl, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/5/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4339, CVE-2006-5201, CVE-2006-7140

USN: 339-1

CWE: 310