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 :

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)

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?e864e7fa

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87401 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3195

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