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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A NULL pointer derefernce flaw was found in the way OpenSSL verified
signatures using the RSA PSS algorithm. A remote attacked could
possibly use this flaw to crash a TLS/SSL client using OpenSSL, or a
TLS/SSL server using OpenSSL if it enabled client authentication.

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)

A race condition flaw, leading to a double free, was found in the way
OpenSSL handled pre-shared key (PSK) identify hints. A remote attacker
could use this flaw to crash a multi-threaded SSL/TLS client using
OpenSSL. (CVE-2015-3196)

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

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87402 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3194

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