Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : openssl (MDVSA-2009:239)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48153


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple vulnerabilities was discovered and corrected in openssl :

Use-after-free vulnerability in the dtls1_retrieve_buffered_fragment function in ssl/d1_both.c in OpenSSL 1.0.0 Beta 2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (openssl s_client crash) and possibly have unspecified other impact via a DTLS packet, as demonstrated by a packet from a server that uses a crafted server certificate (CVE-2009-1379).

The dtls1_retrieve_buffered_fragment function in ssl/d1_both.c in OpenSSL before 1.0.0 Beta 2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and daemon crash) via an out-of-sequence DTLS handshake message, related to a fragment bug.

The NSS library library before 3.12.3, as used in Firefox; GnuTLS before 2.6.4 and 2.7.4; OpenSSL 0.9.8 through 0.9.8k; and other products support MD2 with X.509 certificates, which might allow remote attackers to spooof certificates by using MD2 design flaws to generate a hash collision in less than brute-force time. NOTE: the scope of this issue is currently limited because the amount of computation required is still large (CVE-2009-2409).

This update provides a solution to these vulnerabilities.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48153

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-239.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/07/30

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openssl0.9.8, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openssl0.9.8-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openssl0.9.8-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libopenssl0.9.8, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libopenssl0.9.8-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libopenssl0.9.8-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssl, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1379, CVE-2009-1387, CVE-2009-2409

BID: 35138, 35417

MDVSA: 2009:239

CWE: 310, 399