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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- An integer underflow leading to an out of bounds read
flaw was found in OpenSSL. A remote attacker could
possibly use this flaw to crash a 32-bit TLS/SSL server
or client using OpenSSL if it used the RC4-MD5 cipher
suite. (CVE-2017-3731)

- A denial of service flaw was found in the way the
TLS/SSL protocol defined processing of ALERT packets
during a connection handshake. A remote attacker could
use this flaw to make a TLS/SSL server consume an
excessive amount of CPU and fail to accept connections
form other clients. (CVE-2016-8610)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97295 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-8610

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