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

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

An information disclosure flaw was found in the way OpenSSL handled
TLS and DTLS Heartbeat Extension packets. A malicious TLS or DTLS
client or server could send a specially crafted TLS or DTLS Heartbeat
packet to disclose a limited portion of memory per request from a
connected client or server. Note that the disclosed portions of memory
could potentially include sensitive information such as private keys.
(CVE-2014-0160)

For the update to take effect, all services linked to the OpenSSL
library (such as httpd and other SSL-enabled services) must be
restarted or the system rebooted.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?821d7d4a

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:N)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73408 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0160