Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : openssl vulnerability (USN-750-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 36907
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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that OpenSSL did not properly validate the length of an encoded BMPString or UniversalString when printing ASN.1 strings.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a crafted certificate, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash in applications linked against OpenSSL.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/750-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36907

File Name: ubuntu_USN-750-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssl-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssl0.9.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssl0.9.8-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openssl-doc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/30/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0590

BID: 34256

USN: 750-1

CWE: 119