Debian Security Advisory DSA 393-1 (openssl)

Published: 2008-01-17 21:36:24
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20393-1

Technical Details:
Dr. Stephen Henson (steve@openssl.org), using a test suite provided by NISCC (www.niscc.gov.uk), discovered a number of errors in the OpenSSL ASN1 code. Combined with an error that causes the OpenSSL code to parse client certificates even when it should not, these errors can cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a system using the OpenSSL code, depending on how that code is used. For example, even though apache-ssl and ssh link to OpenSSL libraries, they should not be affected by this vulnerability. However, other SSL-enabled applications may be vulnerable and an OpenSSL upgrade is recommended. For the current stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 0.9.6c-2.woody.4 For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 0.9.7c-1 We recommend that you update your openssl Linux Distribution Package. Note that you will need to restart services which use the libssl library for this update to take effect.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to openssl announced via advisory DSA 393-1.

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-2003-0543
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2003-0544

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0
Published
2008-01-17
Modified
2017-07-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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