FreeBSD : mbedTLS/PolarSSL -- SLOTH attack on TLS 1.2 server authentication (4084168e-b531-11e5-a98c-0011d823eebd)

High Nessus Plugin ID 87789


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


ARM Limited reports :

MD5 handshake signatures in TLS 1.2 are vulnerable to the SLOTH attack on TLS 1.2 server authentication. They have been disabled by default.
Other attacks from the SLOTH paper do not apply to any version of mbed TLS or PolarSSL.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87789

File Name: freebsd_pkg_4084168eb53111e5a98c0011d823eebd.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/01/08

Modified: 2016/01/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mbedtls, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:polarssl13, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/04