Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : openssl vulnerabilities (USN-2914-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 89078

Synopsis

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

Description

Yuval Yarom, Daniel Genkin, and Nadia Heninger discovered that OpenSSL was vulnerable to a side-channel attack on modular exponentiation. On certain CPUs, a local attacker could possibly use this issue to recover RSA keys. This flaw is known as CacheBleed. (CVE-2016-0702)

Adam Langley discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled memory when parsing DSA private keys. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0705)

Guido Vranken discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled hex digit calculation in the BN_hex2bn function. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0797)

Emilia Kasper discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled memory when performing SRP user database lookups. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause OpenSSL to consume memory, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-0798)

Guido Vranken discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled memory when printing very long strings. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0799).

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/2914-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 89078

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2914-1.nasl

Version: 2.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/02

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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: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: 2016/03/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0702, CVE-2016-0705, CVE-2016-0797, CVE-2016-0798, CVE-2016-0799

USN: 2914-1