Scientific Linux Security Update : openssl on SL5.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?5ca647dc

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: 74487 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0224