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: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/01/25

Modified: 2016/05/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/01/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4355

BID: 31692

OSVDB: 61684

CWE: 399