GLSA-200912-01 : OpenSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 42968


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200912-01 (OpenSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in OpenSSL:
Marsh Ray of PhoneFactor and Martin Rex of SAP independently reported that the TLS protocol does not properly handle session renegotiation requests (CVE-2009-3555).
The MD2 hash algorithm is no longer considered to be cryptographically strong, as demonstrated by Dan Kaminsky. Certificates using this algorithm are no longer accepted (CVE-2009-2409).
Daniel Mentz and Robin Seggelmann reported the following vulnerabilities related to DTLS: A use-after-free flaw (CVE-2009-1379) and a NULL pointer dereference (CVE-2009-1387) in the dtls1_retrieve_buffered_fragment() function in src/d1_both.c, multiple memory leaks in the dtls1_process_out_of_seq_message() function in src/d1_both.c (CVE-2009-1378), and a processing error related to a large amount of DTLS records with a future epoch in the dtls1_buffer_record() function in ssl/d1_pkt.c (CVE-2009-1377).
Impact :

A remote unauthenticated attacker, acting as a Man in the Middle, could inject arbitrary plain text into a TLS session, possibly leading to the ability to send requests as if authenticated as the victim. A remote attacker could furthermore send specially crafted DTLS packages to a service using OpenSSL for DTLS support, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service. Also, a remote attacker might be able to create rogue certificates, facilitated by a MD2 collision. NOTE: The amount of computation needed for this attack is still very large.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/openssl-0.9.8l-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42968

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200912-01.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Published: 12/2/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:openssl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/1/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1377, CVE-2009-1378, CVE-2009-1379, CVE-2009-1387, CVE-2009-2409, CVE-2009-3555

BID: 35001, 35138, 35417, 36935

GLSA: 200912-01

CWE: 119, 310, 399