GLSA-200904-08 : OpenSSL: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36096


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-08 (OpenSSL: Denial of Service)

The ASN1_STRING_print_ex() function does not properly check the provided length of a BMPString or UniversalString, leading to an invalid memory access.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to print a specially crafted certificate, possibly leading to a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/openssl-0.9.8k'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36096

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200904-08.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/07

Updated: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:openssl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0590

BID: 34256

GLSA: 200904-08

CWE: 119