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

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.

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 :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73408 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0160