Debian DSA-1701-1 : openssl, openssl097 - interpretation conflict

medium Nessus Plugin ID 35364
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that OpenSSL does not properly verify DSA signatures on X.509 certificates due to an API misuse, potentially leading to the acceptance of incorrect X.509 certificates as genuine (CVE-2008-5077 ).


Upgrade the OpenSSL packages.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.8c-4etch4 of the openssl package, and version 0.9.7k-3.1etch2 of the openssl097 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35364

File Name: debian_DSA-1701.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/14/2009

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4


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:debian:debian_linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openssl097, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/12/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5077, CVE-2009-0021, CVE-2009-0046, CVE-2009-0047, CVE-2009-0048, CVE-2009-0049, CVE-2009-0124, CVE-2009-0125, CVE-2009-0127, CVE-2009-0128, CVE-2009-0130

BID: 33150

DSA: 1701

CWE: 20, 287