Debian DSA-3413-1 : openssl - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 87212
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Synopsis

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

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenSSL, a Secure Sockets Layer toolkit. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues :

- CVE-2015-3194 Loic Jonas Etienne of Qnective AG discovered that the signature verification routines will crash with a NULL pointer dereference if presented with an ASN.1 signature using the RSA PSS algorithm and absent mask generation function parameter. A remote attacker can exploit this flaw to crash any certificate verification operation and mount a denial of service attack.

- CVE-2015-3195 Adam Langley of Google/BoringSSL discovered that OpenSSL will leak memory when presented with a malformed X509_ATTRIBUTE structure.

- CVE-2015-3196 A race condition flaw in the handling of PSK identify hints was discovered, potentially leading to a double free of the identify hint data.

Solution

Upgrade the openssl packages.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1e-2+deb7u18.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1k-3+deb8u2.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2015-3194

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2015-3195

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2015-3196

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/openssl

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/openssl

https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3413

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87212

File Name: debian_DSA-3413.nasl

Version: 2.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/7/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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:debian:debian_linux:openssl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/4/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3194, CVE-2015-3195, CVE-2015-3196

DSA: 3413