Debian DSA-2392-1 : openssl - out-of-bounds read

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57643


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


Antonio Martin discovered a denial-of-service vulnerability in OpenSSL, an implementation of TLS and related protocols. A malicious client can cause the DTLS server implementation to crash. Regular, TCP-based TLS is not affected by this issue.


Upgrade the openssl packages.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.8g-15+lenny16.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.8o-4squeeze7.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57643

File Name: debian_DSA-2392.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/01/24

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openssl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0050

BID: 37142, 49179

DSA: 2392