SuSE 10 Security Update : OpenSSL (ZYPP Patch Number 2141)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 29542


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


A buffer overflow condition within the SSL_get_shared_ciphers() function and a DoS condition known as 'parasitic public keys' have been fixed. The later problem allowed attackers to trick the OpenSSL engine to spend an extraordinary amount of time to process public keys. The following CAN numbers have been assigned: CVE-2006-2937 / CVE-2006-2940 / CVE-2006-3738 / CVE-2006-4343.


Apply ZYPP patch number 2141.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 29542

File Name: suse_openssl-2141.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2016/12/22

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/09/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2937, CVE-2006-2940, CVE-2006-3738, CVE-2006-4343

CWE: 119, 399