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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 44753

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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: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Vector: 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

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 9/15/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2409

DSA: 1888

CWE: 310