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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35364

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VPR Score: 4.8


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: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/01/14

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/12

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