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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated OpenSSL packages that fix security issues are now available.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
OpenSSL is a toolkit that implements Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3)
and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as a
full-strength general purpose cryptography library.
Colin Percival reported a cache timing attack that could allow a
malicious local user to gain portions of cryptographic keys. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned
the name CVE-2005-0109 to the issue. The OpenSSL library has been
patched to add a new fixed-window mod_exp implementation as default
for RSA, DSA, and DH private-key operations. This patch is designed to
mitigate cache timing and potentially related attacks.
A flaw was found in the way the der_chop script creates temporary
files. It is possible that a malicious local user could cause der_chop
to overwrite files (CVE-2004-0975). The der_chop script was deprecated
and has been removed from these updated packages. Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 4 did not ship der_chop and is therefore not vulnerable to this
Users are advised to update to these erratum packages which contain
patches to correct these issues.
Please note: After installing this update, users are advised to either
restart all services that use OpenSSL or restart their system.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 18409 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0975CVE-2005-0109
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