Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : openssl (MDVSA-2009:001)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37839


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability was found by the Google Security Team with how OpenSSL checked the verification of certificates. An attacker in control of a malicious server or able to effect a man-in-the-middle attack, could present a malformed SSL/TLS signature from a certificate chain to a vulnerable client, which would then bypass the certificate validation (CVE-2008-5077).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37839

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openssl0.9.8, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openssl0.9.8-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openssl0.9.8-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libopenssl0.9.8, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libopenssl0.9.8-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libopenssl0.9.8-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssl, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5077

BID: 33150

MDVSA: 2009:001

CWE: 20