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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN113-1 : libnet-ssleay-perl vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
libnet-ssleay-perl vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote package "libnet-ssleay-perl" is missing a security patch.

Description :

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered that this library used the
file /tmp/entropy as a fallback entropy source if a proper source was
not set in the environment variable EGD_PATH. This can potentially
lead to weakened cryptographic operations if a possible hacker provides a
/tmp/entropy file with known content.

The updated package requires the specification of an entropy source
with EGD_PATH and also requires that the source is a socket (as
opposed to a normal file).

Please note that this only affects systems which have egd installed
from third party sources
egd is not shipped with Ubuntu.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libnet-ssleay-perl-1.25-1ubuntu0.2 (Ubuntu 5.04)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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