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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

OpenSSL is a toolkit that implements the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL
v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols, as well as a
full-strength, general purpose cryptography library.

An information leak flaw was found in the SSL 3.0 protocol
implementation in OpenSSL. Incorrect initialization of SSL record
padding bytes could cause an SSL client or server to send a limited
amount of possibly sensitive data to its SSL peer via the encrypted
connection. (CVE-2011-4576)

It was discovered that OpenSSL did not limit the number of TLS/SSL
handshake restarts required to support Server Gated Cryptography. A
remote attacker could use this flaw to make a TLS/SSL server using
OpenSSL consume an excessive amount of CPU by continuously restarting
the handshake. (CVE-2011-4619)

All OpenSSL users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues. 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?054dae77

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61232 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4576
CVE-2011-4619