RHEL 5 : openssl (RHSA-2016:1137)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An update for openssl is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

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

Security Fix(es) :

* A flaw was found in the way OpenSSL encoded certain ASN.1 data
structures. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially
crafted certificate which, when verified or re-encoded by OpenSSL,
could cause it to crash, or execute arbitrary code using the
permissions of the user running an application compiled against the
OpenSSL library. (CVE-2016-2108)

Red Hat would like to thank the OpenSSL project for reporting this
issue. Upstream acknowledges Huzaifa Sidhpurwala (Red Hat), Hanno
Bock, and David Benjamin (Google) as the original reporters.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91380 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-2108

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