Ubuntu 15.10 : openssl vulnerability (USN-2883-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 88487


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


Antonio Sanso discovered that OpenSSL reused the same private DH exponent for the life of a server process when configured with a X9.42 style parameter file. This could allow a remote attacker to possibly discover the server's private DH exponent when being used with non-safe primes.

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: Low

ID: 88487

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2883-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/29

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 1.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssl1.0.0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0701

OSVDB: 133714

USN: 2883-1