The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated openssl packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 Extended Life Cycle Support
Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 Long Life
and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6,
6.0 and 6.1 Extended Update Support.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.
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
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true