OS Command Injection Affecting openssl package, versions <1.1.1n-0+deb10u2



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    Threat Intelligence

    10.65% (96th percentile)

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN10-OPENSSL-2807585
  • published 4 May 2022
  • disclosed 3 May 2022

How to fix?

Upgrade Debian:10 openssl to version 1.1.1n-0+deb10u2 or higher.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream openssl package and not the openssl package as distributed by Debian. See How to fix? for Debian:10 relevant fixed versions and status.

The c_rehash script does not properly sanitise shell metacharacters to prevent command injection. This script is distributed by some operating systems in a manner where it is automatically executed. On such operating systems, an attacker could execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the script. Use of the c_rehash script is considered obsolete and should be replaced by the OpenSSL rehash command line tool. Fixed in OpenSSL 3.0.3 (Affected 3.0.0,3.0.1,3.0.2). Fixed in OpenSSL 1.1.1o (Affected 1.1.1-1.1.1n). Fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.2ze (Affected 1.0.2-1.0.2zd).


CVSS Scores

version 3.1
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9.8 critical
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6.7 medium
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Red Hat

6.7 medium