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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 37839
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37839

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-001.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/8/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5077

BID: 33150

MDVSA: 2009:001

CWE: 20