GLSA-201612-16 : OpenSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 95602


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-16 (OpenSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenSSL. Please review the CVE identifiers and the International Association for Cryptologic Research’s (IACR) paper, “Make Sure DSA Signing Exponentiations Really are Constant-Time” for further details.
Impact :

Remote attackers could cause a Denial of Service condition or have other unspecified impacts. Additionally, a time based side-channel attack may allow a local attacker to recover a private DSA key.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/openssl-1.0.2j'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 95602

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-16.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/07

Modified: 2017/10/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:openssl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2105, CVE-2016-2106, CVE-2016-2107, CVE-2016-2108, CVE-2016-2109, CVE-2016-2176, CVE-2016-2177, CVE-2016-2178, CVE-2016-2180, CVE-2016-2183, CVE-2016-6304, CVE-2016-6305, CVE-2016-6306, CVE-2016-7052

GLSA: 201612-16