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ESB-2009.1397 - [Win][UNIX/Linux] libnasl: Reduced security - Remote with user interaction

Date: 14 October 2009
References: ESB-2009.0009  

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

          A vulnerability has been found and corrected in libnasl
                              14 October 2009


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           libnasl
Publisher:         Mandriva
Operating System:  Mandriva
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Reduced Security -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-0125 CVE-2008-5077 

Reference:         ESB-2009.0009

Original Bulletin:

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Mandriva. It is recommended that administrators
         running libnasl check for an updated version of the software for 
         their operating system.

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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2009:271

 Package : libnasl
 Date    : October 12, 2009
 Affected: Corporate 4.0

 Problem Description:

 A vulnerability has been found and corrected in libnasl:
 nasl/nasl_crypto2.c in the Nessus Attack Scripting Language library
 (aka libnasl) 2.2.11 does not properly check the return value from
 the OpenSSL DSA_do_verify function, which allows remote attackers to
 bypass validation of the certificate chain via a malformed SSL/TLS
 signature, a similar vulnerability to CVE-2008-5077 (CVE-2009-0125).
 This update fixes this vulnerability.


 Updated Packages:

 Corporate 4.0:
 5d0a75952ac9fa3c8fcf62a00bd072c1  corporate/4.0/i586/libnasl2-2.2.4-1.1.20060mlcs4.i586.rpm
 49a5d1e0e484d36e5fdd31cfeff734b0  corporate/4.0/i586/libnasl2-devel-2.2.4-1.1.20060mlcs4.i586.rpm 
 727b1ff5b789fcce219553b95e1870a0  corporate/4.0/SRPMS/libnasl-2.2.4-1.1.20060mlcs4.src.rpm

 Corporate 4.0/X86_64:
 11e767b9e52c2971e416d3c1207cc602  corporate/4.0/x86_64/lib64nasl2-2.2.4-1.1.20060mlcs4.x86_64.rpm
 105602aac8d6f82ea356916778f64c7c  corporate/4.0/x86_64/lib64nasl2-devel-2.2.4-1.1.20060mlcs4.x86_64.rpm 
 727b1ff5b789fcce219553b95e1870a0  corporate/4.0/SRPMS/libnasl-2.2.4-1.1.20060mlcs4.src.rpm

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


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