Scientific Linux Security Update : openssl096b on SL3.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

CVE-2009-3245 openssl: missing bn_wexpand return value checks

It was discovered that OpenSSL did not always check the return value
of the bn_wexpand() function. An attacker able to trigger a memory
allocation failure in that function could cause an application using
the OpenSSL library to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2009-3245)

For the update to take effect, all programs using the openssl096b
library must be restarted.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d1f0a2b5

Solution :

Update the affected openssl096b package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60756 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3245