GLSA-201203-12 : OpenSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 58222


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201203-12 (OpenSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in OpenSSL:
Timing differences for decryption are exposed by CBC mode encryption in OpenSSL’s implementation of DTLS (CVE-2011-4108).
A policy check failure can result in a double-free error when X509_V_FLAG_POLICY_CHECK is set (CVE-2011-4109).
Clients and servers using SSL 3.0 handshakes do not clear the block cipher padding, allowing a record to contain up to 15 bytes of uninitialized memory, which could include sensitive information (CVE-2011-4576).
Assertion errors can occur during the handling of malformed X.509 certificates when OpenSSL is built with RFC 3779 support (CVE-2011-4577).
A resource management error can occur when OpenSSL’s server gated cryptography (SGC) does not properly handle handshake restarts (CVE-2011-4619).
Invalid parameters in the GOST block cipher are not properly handled by the GOST ENGINE(CVE-2012-0027).
An incorrect fix for CVE-2011-4108 creates an unspecified vulnerability for DTLS applications using OpenSSL (CVE-2012-0050).
Impact :

A remote attacker may be able to cause a Denial of Service or obtain sensitive information, including plaintext passwords.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/openssl-1.0.0g'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58222

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201203-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/03/06

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:openssl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4108, CVE-2011-4109, CVE-2011-4576, CVE-2011-4577, CVE-2011-4619, CVE-2012-0027, CVE-2012-0050

BID: 51281, 51563

OSVDB: 78186, 78187, 78188, 78189, 78190, 78191, 78320

GLSA: 201203-12