Scientific Linux Security Update : openssl097a and openssl098e on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was found that OpenSSL clients and servers could be forced, via a
specially crafted handshake packet, to use weak keying material for
communication. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to
decrypt and modify traffic between a client and a server.
(CVE-2014-0224)

Note: In order to exploit this flaw, both the server and the client
must be using a vulnerable version of OpenSSL; the server must be
using OpenSSL version 1.0.1 and above, and the client must be using
any version of OpenSSL. For more information about this flaw, refer
to :

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?080e1d4c

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74349 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0224

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