FreeBSD : OpenSSL -- vulnerability in DSA signing (6f0529e2-2e82-11e6-b2ec-b499baebfeaf)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 91553


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


The OpenSSL team reports :

Operations in the DSA signing algorithm should run in constant time in order to avoid side channel attacks. A flaw in the OpenSSL DSA implementation means that a non-constant time codepath is followed for certain operations. This has been demonstrated through a cache-timing attack to be sufficient for an attacker to recover the private DSA key.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 91553

File Name: freebsd_pkg_6f0529e22e8211e6b2ecb499baebfeaf.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/06/10

Modified: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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


Base Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libressl, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libressl-devel, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:openssl, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/06/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2178