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

This script is Copyright (C) 2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

An invalid pointer use flaw was found in OpenSSL's ASN1_TYPE_cmp()
function. A remote attacker could crash a TLS/SSL client or server
using OpenSSL via a specially crafted X.509 certificate when the
attacker- supplied certificate was verified by the application.
(CVE-2015-0286)

An integer underflow flaw, leading to a buffer overflow, was found in
the way OpenSSL decoded malformed Base64-encoded inputs. An attacker
able to make an application using OpenSSL decode a specially crafted
Base64-encoded input (such as a PEM file) could use this flaw to cause
the application to crash. Note: this flaw is not exploitable via the
TLS/SSL protocol because the data being transferred is not
Base64-encoded. (CVE-2015-0292)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way OpenSSL handled SSLv2
handshake messages. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a
TLS/SSL server using OpenSSL to exit on a failed assertion if it had
both the SSLv2 protocol and EXPORT-grade cipher suites enabled.
(CVE-2015-0293)

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way OpenSSL imported malformed
Elliptic Curve private keys. A specially crafted key file could cause
an application using OpenSSL to crash when imported. (CVE-2015-0209)

An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the way OpenSSL reused
certain ASN.1 structures. A remote attacker could possibly use a
specially crafted ASN.1 structure that, when parsed by an application,
would cause that application to crash. (CVE-2015-0287)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in OpenSSL's X.509
certificate handling implementation. A specially crafted X.509
certificate could cause an application using OpenSSL to crash if the
application attempted to convert the certificate to a certificate
request. (CVE-2015-0288)

A NULL pointer dereference was found in the way OpenSSL handled
certain PKCS#7 inputs. An attacker able to make an application using
OpenSSL verify, decrypt, or parse a specially crafted PKCS#7 input
could cause that application to crash. TLS/SSL clients and servers
using OpenSSL were not affected by this flaw. (CVE-2015-0289)

For the update to take effect, all services linked to the OpenSSL
library must be restarted, or the system rebooted.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?6b312081

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82265 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0209
CVE-2015-0286
CVE-2015-0287
CVE-2015-0288
CVE-2015-0289
CVE-2015-0292
CVE-2015-0293

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