Debian DSA-1888-1 : openssl, openssl097 - cryptographic weakness

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44753

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Certificates with MD2 hash signatures are no longer accepted by OpenSSL, since they're no longer considered cryptographically secure.

Solution

Upgrade the openssl packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.8g-15+lenny5.

For the old stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.8c-4etch9 for openssl and version 0.9.7k-3.1etch5 for openssl097. The OpenSSL 0.9.8 update for oldstable (etch) also provides updated packages for multiple denial of service vulnerabilities in the Datagram Transport Layer Security implementation. These fixes were already provided for Debian stable (Lenny) in a previous point update. The OpenSSL 0.9.7 package from oldstable (Etch) is not affected. (CVE-2009-1377, CVE-2009-1378, CVE-2009-1379, CVE-2009-1386 and CVE-2009-1387 )

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1377

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1378

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1379

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1386

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1387

https://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1888

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44753

File Name: debian_DSA-1888.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/02/24

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openssl097, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2409

DSA: 1888

CWE: 310