Debian Security Advisory DSA 3287-1 (openssl - security update)

Published: 2015-06-12 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
openssl on Debian Linux

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1e-2+deb7u17. For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1k-3+deb8u1. For the testing distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.2b-1. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.2b-1. We recommend that you upgrade your openssl Linux Distribution Packages.

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in OpenSSL, a Secure Sockets Layer toolkit. CVE-2014-8176 Praveen Kariyanahalli, Ivan Fratric and Felix Groebert discovered that an invalid memory free could be triggered when buffering DTLS data. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or potentially execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected the oldstable distribution (wheezy). CVE-2015-1788 Joseph Barr-Pixton discovered that an infinite loop could be triggered due to incorrect handling of malformed ECParameters structures. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service. CVE-2015-1789 Robert Swiecki and Hanno Bck discovered that the X509_cmp_time function could read a few bytes out of bounds. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted certificates and CRLs. CVE-2015-1790 Michal Zalewski discovered that the PKCS#7 parsing code did not properly handle missing content which could lead to a NULL pointer dereference. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted ASN.1-encoded PKCS#7 blobs. CVE-2015-1791 Emilia Ksper discovered that a race condition could occur due to incorrect handling of NewSessionTicket in a multi-threaded client, leading to a double free. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash). CVE-2015-1792 Johannes Bauer discovered that the CMS code could enter an infinite loop when verifying a signedData message, if presented with an unknown hash function OID. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service. Additionally OpenSSL will now reject handshakes using DH parameters shorter than 768 bits as a countermeasure against the Logjam attack (CVE-2015-4000 ).

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

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


CVSS Score
Debian Local Security Checks

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