Debian Security Advisory DSA 4138-1 (mbedtls - security update)

Published: 2018-03-14 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
mbedtls on Debian Linux

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.4.2-1+deb9u2. We recommend that you upgrade your mbedtls Linux Distribution Packages. For the detailed security status of mbedtls please refer to its security tracker page linked in the references.

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in mbed TLS, a lightweight crypto and SSL/TLS library, that allowed a remote attacker to either cause a denial-of-service by application crash, or execute arbitrary code.

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)


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