This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
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.
Multiple numeric conversion errors, leading to a buffer overflow, were
found in the way OpenSSL parsed ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax Notation One)
data from BIO (OpenSSL's I/O abstraction) inputs. Specially-crafted
DER (Distinguished Encoding Rules) encoded data read from a file or
other BIO input could cause an application using the OpenSSL library
to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-2110)
All OpenSSL users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. For the update to
take effect, all services linked to the OpenSSL library must be
restarted, or the system rebooted.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61305 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-2110