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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3468-1 (polarssl - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

It was discovered that polarssl, a library providing SSL and TLS support, contained two heap-based buffer overflows that could allow a remote attacker to trigger denial of service (via application crash) or arbitrary code execution.

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 oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.9-1~deb7u6. For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.9-2.1+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your polarssl packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)