Scientific Linux Security Update : openssl on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An invalid free flaw was found in the way OpenSSL handled certain DTLS
handshake messages. A malicious DTLS client or server could cause a
DTLS server or client using OpenSSL to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8176)

A flaw was found in the way the OpenSSL packages shipped with
Scientific Linux 6 and 7 performed locking in the ssleay_rand_bytes()
function. This issue could possibly cause a multi-threaded application
using OpenSSL to perform an out-of-bounds read and crash.
(CVE-2015-3216)

An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the X509_cmp_time() function
of OpenSSL. A specially crafted X.509 certificate or a Certificate
Revocation List (CRL) could possibly cause a TLS/SSL server or client
using OpenSSL to crash. (CVE-2015-1789)

A race condition was found in the session handling code of OpenSSL.
This issue could possibly cause a multi-threaded TLS/SSL client using
OpenSSL to double free session ticket data and crash. (CVE-2015-1791)

A flaw was found in the way OpenSSL handled Cryptographic Message
Syntax (CMS) messages. A CMS message with an unknown hash function
identifier could cause an application using OpenSSL to enter an
infinite loop. (CVE-2015-1792)

A NULL pointer dereference was found in the way OpenSSL handled
certain PKCS#7 inputs. A specially crafted PKCS#7 input with missing
EncryptedContent data could cause an application using OpenSSL to
crash. (CVE-2015-1790)

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?dbc14ef0

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: 84226 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8176
CVE-2015-1789
CVE-2015-1790
CVE-2015-1791
CVE-2015-1792
CVE-2015-3216

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