SuSE 10 Security Update : OpenSSL (ZYPP Patch Number 6783)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49910


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


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)


Apply ZYPP patch number 6783.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49910

File Name: suse_openssl-CVE-2009-4355.patch-6783.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/10/11

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4355

CWE: 399