RHEL 5 : openssl (RHSA-2015:2616)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated openssl packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

OpenSSL is a toolkit that implements the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL
v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols, as well as a
full-strength, general purpose cryptography library.

A memory leak vulnerability was found in the way OpenSSL parsed PKCS#7
and CMS data. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause an
application that parses PKCS#7 or CMS data from untrusted sources to
use an excessive amount of memory and possibly crash. (CVE-2015-3195)

All openssl users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. For the update
to take effect, all services linked to the OpenSSL library must be
restarted, or the system rebooted.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-3195.html
https://openssl.org/news/secadv/20151203.txt
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2616.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87334 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3195

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