GLSA-201612-53 : CyaSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96228


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-53 (CyaSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in CyaSSL. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

An attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or conduct a man-in-the-middle attack.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


Upstream has discontinued the software in favor of wolfSSL. Therefore, the CyaSSL package has been removed from the Gentoo repository and current users are advised to unmerge the package.
# emerge --unmerge 'net-libs/cyassl'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96228

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-53.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/03

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2896, CVE-2014-2897, CVE-2014-2898, CVE-2014-2899, CVE-2014-2900

GLSA: 201612-53