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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2981-1 (polarssl - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

A flaw was discovered in PolarSSL, a lightweight crypto and SSL/TLS library, which can be exploited by a remote unauthenticated attacker to mount a denial of service against PolarSSL servers that offer GCM ciphersuites. Potentially clients are affected too if a malicious server decides to execute the denial of service attack against its clients.

Affected Software

Affected Software

polarssl on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.9-1~deb7u3. For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.7-2.1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.7-2.1. We recommend that you upgrade your polarssl packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)