Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : openssl (MDVSA-2008:107)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37882


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


Testing using the Codenomicon TLS test suite discovered a flaw in the handling of server name extension data in OpenSSL 0.9.8f and OpenSSL 0.9.8g. If OpenSSL has been compiled using the non-default TLS server name extensions, a remote attacker could send a carefully crafted packet to a server application using OpenSSL and cause a crash.

Testing using the Codenomicon TLS test suite discovered a flaw if the 'Server Key exchange message' is omitted from a TLS handshake in OpenSSL 0.9.8f and OpenSSL 0.9.8g. If a client connects to a malicious server with particular cipher suites, the server could cause the client to crash. (CVE-2008-1672)

The updated packages have been patched to fix these flaws.

Note that any applications using this library must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37882

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-107.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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:2008.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0891, CVE-2008-1672

BID: 29405

MDVSA: 2008:107

CWE: 189, 287