Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : openssl update (USN-2624-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83950


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


As a security improvement, this update removes the export cipher suites from the default cipher list to prevent their use in possible downgrade attacks.

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: Medium

ID: 83950

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2624-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/02

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:TF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssl1.0.0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/01

Reference Information

OSVDB: 122331

USN: 2624-1