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SUSE-SA:2006:058: openssl

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the openssl package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2006:058 (openssl).


Several security problems were found and fixed in the OpenSSL
cryptographic library.

CVE-2006-3738/VU#547300:
A Google security audit found a buffer overflow condition within the
SSL_get_shared_ciphers() function which has been fixed.

CVE-2006-4343/VU#386964:
The above Google security audit also found that the OpenSSL SSLv2
client code fails to properly check for NULL which could lead to a
server program using openssl to crash.

CVE-2006-2937:
Fix mishandling of an error condition in parsing of certain invalid
ASN1 structures, which could result in an infinite loop which consumes
system memory.

CVE-2006-2940:
Certain types of public key can take disproportionate amounts of time
to process. This could be used by a possible hacker in a denial of service
attack to cause the remote side top spend an excessive amount of time
in computation.


Solution : http://www.suse.de/security/http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_58_openssl.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2007 Tenable Network Security

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