Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : openssl update (USN-2913-3)

High Nessus Plugin ID 88952


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


USN-2913-1 removed 1024-bit RSA CA certificates from the ca-certificates package. This update adds support for alternate certificate chains to the OpenSSL package to properly handle the removal.

The ca-certificates package contained outdated CA certificates. This update refreshes the included certificates to those contained in the 20160104 package, including the removal of the SPI CA and CA certificates with 1024-bit RSA keys.

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: High

ID: 88952

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2913-3.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/25

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/24

Reference Information

USN: 2913-3