Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : openssl vulnerability (USN-830-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 40981
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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

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

Description

Dan Kaminsky discovered OpenSSL would still accept certificates with MD2 hash signatures. As a result, an attacker could potentially create a malicious trusted certificate to impersonate another site. This update handles this issue by completely disabling MD2 for certificate validation.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/830-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40981

File Name: ubuntu_USN-830-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/15/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.1

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

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:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/14/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2409

USN: 830-1

CWE: 310