Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : openssl (MDVSA-2010:168)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49078


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in openssl :

Double free vulnerability in the ssl3_get_key_exchange function in the OpenSSL client (ssl/s3_clnt.c) in OpenSSL 1.0.0a, 0.9.8, 0.9.7, and possibly other versions, when using ECDH, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted private key with an invalid prime. NOTE:
some sources refer to this as a use-after-free issue (CVE-2010-2939).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49078

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-168.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/09/02

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openssl1.0.0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openssl1.0.0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openssl1.0.0-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libopenssl1.0.0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libopenssl1.0.0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libopenssl1.0.0-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssl-engines, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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: 2010/09/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2939

BID: 42306

MDVSA: 2010:168