Debian DSA-2998-1 : openssl - security update
High Nessus Plugin ID 77035
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionMultiple vulnerabilities have been identified in OpenSSL, a Secure Sockets Layer toolkit, that may result in denial of service (application crash, large memory consumption), information leak, protocol downgrade. Additionally, a buffer overrun affecting only applications explicitly set up for SRP has been fixed (CVE-2014-3512 ).
Detailed descriptions of the vulnerabilities can be found at:
It's important that you upgrade the libssl1.0.0 package and not just the openssl package.
All applications linked to openssl need to be restarted. You can use the 'checkrestart' tool from the debian-goodies package to detect affected programs. Alternatively, you may reboot your system.
SolutionUpgrade the openssl packages.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1e-2+deb7u12.