Debian Security Advisory DSA 3125-1 (openssl - security update)

Published: 2015-01-10 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Affected Versions:
openssl on Debian Linux

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1e-2+deb7u14. For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), these problems will be fixed soon. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1k-1. We recommend that you upgrade your openssl Linux Distribution Packages.

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenSSL, a Secure Sockets Layer toolkit. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues: CVE-2014-3569 Frank Schmirler reported that the ssl23_get_client_hello function in OpenSSL does not properly handle attempts to use unsupported protocols. When OpenSSL is built with the no-ssl3 option and a SSL v3 ClientHello is received, the ssl method would be set to NULL which could later result in a NULL pointer dereference and daemon crash. CVE-2014-3570 Pieter Wuille of Blockstream reported that the bignum squaring (BN_sqr) may produce incorrect results on some platforms, which might make it easier for remote attackers to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms. CVE-2014-3571 Markus Stenberg of Cisco Systems, Inc. reported that a carefully crafted DTLS message can cause a segmentation fault in OpenSSL due to a NULL pointer dereference. A remote attacker could use this flaw to mount a denial of service attack. CVE-2014-3572 Karthikeyan Bhargavan of the PROSECCO team at INRIA reported that an OpenSSL client would accept a handshake using an ephemeral ECDH ciphersuite if the server key exchange message is omitted. This allows remote SSL servers to conduct ECDHE-to-ECDH downgrade attacks and trigger a loss of forward secrecy. CVE-2014-8275 Antti Karjalainen and Tuomo Untinen of the Codenomicon CROSS project and Konrad Kraszewski of Google reported various certificate fingerprint issues, which allow remote attackers to defeat a fingerprint-based certificate-blacklist protection mechanism. CVE-2015-0204 Karthikeyan Bhargavan of the PROSECCO team at INRIA reported that an OpenSSL client will accept the use of an ephemeral RSA key in a non-export RSA key exchange ciphersuite, violating the TLS standard. This allows remote SSL servers to downgrade the security of the session. CVE-2015-0205 Karthikeyan Bhargavan of the PROSECCO team at INRIA reported that an OpenSSL server will accept a DH certificate for client authentication without the certificate verify message. This flaw effectively allows a client to authenticate without the use of a private key via crafted TLS handshake protocol traffic to a server that recognizes a certification authority with DH support. CVE-2015-0206 Chris Mueller discovered a memory leak in the dtls1_buffer_record function. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to mount a denial of service through memory exhaustion by repeatedly sending specially crafted DTLS records.

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

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

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


CVSS Score
Debian Local Security Checks

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