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SUSE-SA:2006:058: 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 SUSE-SA:2006:058 (openssl).

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

A Google security audit found a buffer overflow condition within the
SSL_get_shared_ciphers() function which has been fixed.

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.

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

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 :
Threat Level: High

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