openSUSE Security Update : openssl-CVE-2009-4355.patch (openssl-CVE-2009-4355.patch-1834)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44127


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Incorrect use of an openssl cleanup function can lead to memory leaks in applications. For example an ssl enabled web server such as apache that uses php, curl and openssl leaks memory if a SIGHUP signal was sent to apache. The openssl cleanup function was made more robust to avoid memory leaks (CVE-2009-4355).

Additionally a problem with creating pkcs12 files was fixed.


Update the affected openssl-CVE-2009-4355.patch packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44127

File Name: suse_11_1_openssl-CVE-2009-4355_patch-100120.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/01/25

Modified: 2014/06/13

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: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, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4355

CWE: 399