Scientific Linux Security Update : openssl on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A race condition flaw has been found in the OpenSSL TLS server
extension parsing code, which could affect some multithreaded OpenSSL
applications. Under certain specific conditions, it may be possible
for a remote attacker to trigger this race condition and cause such an
application to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the application. (CVE-2010-3864)

Note that this issue does not affect the Apache HTTP Server.

For the update to take effect, all services linked to the OpenSSL
library must be restarted, or the system rebooted.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?88641da0

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60899 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3864