Debian DSA-2931-1 : openssl - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74045


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


It was discovered that incorrect memory handling in OpenSSL's do_ssl3_write() function could result in denial of service.

The oldstable distribution (squeeze) is not affected.


Upgrade the openssl packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.1e-2+deb7u9.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74045

File Name: debian_DSA-2931.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/05/19

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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:7.0

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: 2014/05/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0198

BID: 67193

DSA: 2931