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MDKSA-2003:020: openssl Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the openssl package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:020 (openssl).
In an upcoming paper, Brice Canvel (EPFL), Alain Hiltgen (UBS), Serge Vaudenay
(EPFL), and Martin Vuagnoux (EPFL, Ilion) describe and demonstrate a
timing-based attack on CBC ciphersuites in SSL and TLS.
New versions of openssl have been released in response to this vulnerability
(0.9.6i and 0.9.7a). The openssl released with Linux-Mandrake 7.2 and Single
Network Firewall 7.2 has been patched to correct this issue.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:020
Threat Level: High
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