Debian Security Advisory DSA 2833-1 (openssl - several vulnerabilities)

Published: 2013-12-31 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Affected Versions:
openssl on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1e-2+deb7u1. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1e-5. We recommend that you upgrade your openssl Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Multiple security issues have been fixed in OpenSSL: The TLS 1.2 support was susceptible to denial of service and retransmission of DTLS messages was fixed. In addition this update disables the insecure Dual_EC_DRBG algorithm and no longer uses the RdRand feature available on some Intel CPUs as a sole source of entropy unless explicitly requested.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-6449
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-6450

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2833.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.8

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