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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A flaw was found in the way TLS 1.2 could use the MD5 hash function
for signing ServerKeyExchange and Client Authentication packets during
a TLS handshake. A man-in-the-middle attacker able to force a TLS
connection to use the MD5 hash function could use this flaw to conduct
collision attacks to impersonate a TLS server or an authenticated TLS
client. (CVE-2015-7575)

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 : 4.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87841 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-7575

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