Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : openssl vulnerabilities (USN-2639-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 84148
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Synopsis

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

Description

Praveen Kariyanahalli, Ivan Fratric and Felix Groebert discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled memory when buffering DTLS data. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2014-8176)

Joseph Barr-Pixton discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled malformed ECParameters structures. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to hang, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2015-1788)

Robert Swiecki and Hanno Bock discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled certain ASN1_TIME strings. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2015-1789)

Michal Zalewski discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled missing content when parsing ASN.1-encoded PKCS#7 blobs. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-1790)

Emilia Kasper discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled NewSessionTicket when being used by a multi-threaded client. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-1791)

Johannes Bauer discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled verifying signedData messages using the CMS code. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to hang, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2015-1792)

As a security improvement, this update also modifies OpenSSL behaviour to reject DH key sizes below 768 bits, preventing a possible downgrade attack.

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.

Solution

Update the affected libssl1.0.0 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2639-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84148

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2639-1.nasl

Version: 2.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/12/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/11/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/12/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8176, CVE-2015-1788, CVE-2015-1789, CVE-2015-1790, CVE-2015-1791, CVE-2015-1792

BID: 75159

USN: 2639-1