Debian DSA-1763-1 : openssl - programming error

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36090


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that insufficient length validations in the ASN.1 handling of the OpenSSL crypto library may lead to denial of service when processing a manipulated certificate.


Upgrade the openssl packages.

For the old stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.8c-4etch5 of the openssl package and in version 0.9.7k-3.1etch3 of the openssl097 package.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.8g-15+lenny1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36090

File Name: debian_DSA-1763.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/07

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openssl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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: 2009/04/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0590

BID: 34256

DSA: 1763

CWE: 119