FreeBSD : openssl -- denial of service in DTLS implementation (82b55df8-4d5a-11de-8811-0030843d3802)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38966


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Secunia reports :

Some vulnerabilities have been reported in OpenSSL, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS.

The library does not limit the number of buffered DTLS records with a future epoch. This can be exploited to exhaust all available memory via specially crafted DTLS packets.

An error when processing DTLS messages can be exploited to exhaust all available memory by sending a large number of out of sequence handshake messages.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38966

File Name: freebsd_pkg_82b55df84d5a11de88110030843d3802.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/06/01

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-f10-openssl, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:openssl, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2009/05/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/05/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1377, CVE-2009-1378

Secunia: 35128

CWE: 119, 399