Debian DLA-456-1 : openssl security update

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 90874

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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in OpenSSL, a Secure Socket Layer toolkit.


Guido Vranken discovered that an overflow can occur in the function EVP_EncodeUpdate(), used for Base64 encoding, if an attacker can supply a large amount of data. This could lead to a heap corruption.


Guido Vranken discovered that an overflow can occur in the function EVP_EncryptUpdate() if an attacker can supply a large amount of data.
This could lead to a heap corruption.


Juraj Somorovsky discovered a padding oracle in the AES CBC cipher implementation based on the AES-NI instruction set. This could allow an attacker to decrypt TLS traffic encrypted with one of the cipher suites based on AES CBC.


David Benjamin from Google discovered that two separate bugs in the ASN.1 encoder, related to handling of negative zero integer values and large universal tags, could lead to an out-of-bounds write.


Brian Carpenter discovered that when ASN.1 data is read from a BIO using functions such as d2i_CMS_bio(), a short invalid encoding can casuse allocation of large amounts of memory potentially consuming excessive resources or exhausting memory.


Guido Vranken discovered that ASN.1 Strings that are over 1024 bytes can cause an overread in applications using the X509_NAME_oneline() function on EBCDIC systems. This could result in arbitrary stack data being returned in the buffer.

Additional information about these issues can be found in the OpenSSL security advisory at

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90874

File Name: debian_DLA-456.nasl

Version: 2.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/04

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libssl-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libssl-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libssl1.0.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libssl1.0.0-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openssl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2105, CVE-2016-2106, CVE-2016-2107, CVE-2016-2108, CVE-2016-2109, CVE-2016-2176