Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : openssl (MDVSA-2012:038)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58490


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


Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in openssl :

The implementation of Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) and PKCS #7 in OpenSSL before 0.9.8u and 1.x before 1.0.0h does not properly restrict certain oracle behavior, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to decrypt data via a Million Message Attack (MMA) adaptive chosen ciphertext attack (CVE-2012-0884).

The mime_param_cmp function in crypto/asn1/asn_mime.c in OpenSSL before 0.9.8u and 1.x before 1.0.0h allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted S/MIME message, a different vulnerability than CVE-2006-7250 (CVE-2012-1165).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58490

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-038.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/03/27

Modified: 2014/05/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openssl-engines1.0.0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openssl-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openssl0.9.8, 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:libopenssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libopenssl-engines1.0.0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libopenssl-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libopenssl0.9.8, 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, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0884, CVE-2012-1165

BID: 52428

MDVSA: 2012:038