Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : openssl update (USN-2367-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 78040


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


For compatibility reasons, OpenSSL in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS disables TLSv1.2 by default when being used as a client. When forcing the use of TLSv1.2, another compatibility feature (OPENSSL_MAX_TLS1_2_CIPHER_LENGTH) was used that would truncate the cipher list. This would prevent certain ciphers from being selected, and would prevent secure renegotiations. This update removes the cipher list truncation workaround when forcing the use of TLSv1.2.

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.


Update the affected libssl1.0.0 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78040

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2367-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/03

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssl1.0.0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/02

Reference Information

USN: 2367-1