Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : openssl vulnerability (USN-1898-1)

low Nessus Plugin ID 67189

Synopsis

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

Description

The TLS protocol 1.2 and earlier can encrypt compressed data without properly obfuscating the length of the unencrypted data, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to obtain plaintext content by observing length differences during a series of guesses in which a provided string potentially matches an unknown string in encrypted and compressed traffic. This is known as a CRIME attack in HTTP. Other protocols layered on top of TLS may also make these attacks practical.

This update disables compression for all programs using SSL and TLS provided by the OpenSSL library. To re-enable compression for programs that need compression to communicate with legacy services, define the variable OPENSSL_DEFAULT_ZLIB in the program's environment.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected libssl0.9.8 and / or libssl1.0.0 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1898-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 67189

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1898-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/5/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 1.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssl0.9.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssl1.0.0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/3/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/15/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4929

BID: 55704

USN: 1898-1