Scientific Linux Security Update : openssl on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The Google security team discovered a flaw in the way OpenSSL checked
the verification of certificates. An attacker in control of a
malicious server, or able to effect a 'man in the middle' attack,
could present a malformed SSL/TLS signature from a certificate chain
to a vulnerable client and bypass validation. (CVE-2008-5077)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?c7630a71

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60513 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5077