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Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

MDKSA-2006:161: 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-2006:161 (openssl).

Daniel Bleichenbacher recently described an attack on PKCS #1 v1.5
signatures where an RSA key with a small exponent used could be
vulnerable to forgery of a PKCS #1 v1.5 signature signed by that
Any software using OpenSSL to verify X.509 certificates is potentially
vulnerable to this issue, as well as any other use of PKCS #1 v1.5,
including software uses OpenSSL for SSL or TLS.
Updated packages are patched to address this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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