Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : openssl (MDVSA-2014:158)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 77097


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


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in openssl :

A flaw in OBJ_obj2txt may cause pretty printing functions such as X509_name_oneline, X509_name_print_ex et al. to leak some information from the stack. Applications may be affected if they echo pretty printing output to the attacker. OpenSSL SSL/TLS clients and servers themselves are not affected (CVE-2014-3508).

If a multithreaded client connects to a malicious server using a resumed session and the server sends an ec point format extension it could write up to 255 bytes to freed memory (CVE-2014-3509).

An attacker can force an error condition which causes openssl to crash whilst processing DTLS packets due to memory being freed twice. This can be exploited through a Denial of Service attack (CVE-2014-3505).

An attacker can force openssl to consume large amounts of memory whilst processing DTLS handshake messages. This can be exploited through a Denial of Service attack (CVE-2014-3506).

By sending carefully crafted DTLS packets an attacker could cause openssl to leak memory. This can be exploited through a Denial of Service attack (CVE-2014-3507).

OpenSSL DTLS clients enabling anonymous (EC)DH ciphersuites are subject to a denial of service attack. A malicious server can crash the client with a NULL pointer dereference (read) by specifying an anonymous (EC)DH ciphersuite and sending carefully crafted handshake messages (CVE-2014-3510).

The updated packages have been upgraded to the 1.0.0n version where these security flaws has been fixed.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77097

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-158.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Published: 8/9/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: 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:lib64openssl1.0.0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssl, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/8/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3505, CVE-2014-3506, CVE-2014-3507, CVE-2014-3508, CVE-2014-3509, CVE-2014-3510

BID: 69075, 69076, 69078, 69081, 69082, 69084

MDVSA: 2014:158