Debian DSA-2998-1 : openssl - security update

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


Multiple 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.


Upgrade the openssl packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1e-2+deb7u12.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77035

File Name: debian_DSA-2998.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/7/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/7/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3505, CVE-2014-3506, CVE-2014-3507, CVE-2014-3508, CVE-2014-3509, CVE-2014-3510, CVE-2014-3511, CVE-2014-3512, CVE-2014-5139

BID: 69075, 69076, 69077, 69078, 69079, 69081, 69082, 69083, 69084

DSA: 2998