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: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


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: 1/20/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4355

CWE: 399