Oracle Linux 5 : openssl (ELSA-2010-0978)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0978 :

Updated openssl packages that fix two security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links 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.

A ciphersuite downgrade flaw was found in the OpenSSL SSL/TLS server
code. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to change the
ciphersuite associated with a cached session stored on the server, if
the server enabled the SSL_OP_NETSCAPE_REUSE_CIPHER_CHANGE_BUG option,
possibly forcing the client to use a weaker ciphersuite after resuming
the session. (CVE-2010-4180, CVE-2008-7270)

Note: With this update, setting the
SSL_OP_NETSCAPE_REUSE_CIPHER_CHANGE_BUG option has no effect and this
bug workaround can no longer be enabled.

All OpenSSL users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch 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 :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-December/001771.html

Solution :

Update the affected openssl packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.2
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68164 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45164
45254

CVE ID: CVE-2008-7270
CVE-2010-4180