SuSE 11.2 Security Update: openssl-CVE-2009-4355.patch (2010-01-15)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 44129



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)


Update the affected openssl packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44129

File Name: suse_11_2_openssl-CVE-2009-4355_patch-100115.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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, 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/15/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/13/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4355

BID: 31692

CWE: 399