Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : openssl vulnerability (USN-353-2)
High Nessus Plugin ID 27934
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-353-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in OpenSSL. However, Mark J Cox noticed that the applied patch for CVE-2006-2940 was flawed. This update corrects that patch.
For reference, this is the relevant part of the original advisory :
Certain types of public key could take disproportionate amounts of time to process. The library now limits the maximum key exponent size to avoid Denial of Service attacks. (CVE-2006-2940).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.