SuSE 11.2 Security Update: libopenssl-devel (2009-11-13)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42856


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The TLS/SSLv3 protocol as implemented in openssl prior to this update was not able to associate data to a renegotiated connection. This allowed man-in-the-middle attackers to inject HTTP requests in a HTTPS session without being noticed. For example Apache's mod_ssl was vulnerable to this kind of attack because it uses openssl. Please note that renegotiation will be disabled by this update and may cause problems in some cases. (CVE-2009-3555)


Update the affected openssl packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42856

File Name: suse_11_2_libopenssl-devel-091113.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/11/19

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libopenssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libopenssl0_9_8, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libopenssl0_9_8-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssl, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssl-certs, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.2

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/11/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/09/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3555

BID: 36935

OSVDB: 59971

CWE: 310