Scientific Linux Security Update : openssl on SL3.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A flaw was found in the SSL_get_shared_ciphers() utility function. An
attacker could send a list of ciphers to an application that used this
function and overrun a buffer with a single byte (CVE-2007-5135). Few
applications make use of this vulnerable function and generally it is
used only when applications are compiled for debugging.

A number of possible side-channel attacks were discovered affecting
OpenSSL. A local attacker could possibly obtain RSA private keys being
used on a system. In practice these attacks would be difficult to
perform outside of a lab environment. This update contains backported
patches designed to mitigate these issues. (CVE-2007-3108).

Note: After installing this update, users are advised to either
restart all services that use OpenSSL or restart their system.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?314d06e4

Solution :

Update the affected openssl, openssl-devel and / or openssl-perl
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60273 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3108
CVE-2007-5135