RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 / 5 : openssl (RHSA-2009:0004)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 35316
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated OpenSSL packages that correct a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

OpenSSL is a toolkit that implements Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as a full-strength, general purpose, cryptography library.

The Google security team discovered a flaw in the way OpenSSL checked the verification of certificates. An attacker in control of a malicious server, or able to effect a 'man in the middle' attack, could present a malformed SSL/TLS signature from a certificate chain to a vulnerable client and bypass validation. (CVE-2008-5077)

All OpenSSL users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. For the update to take effect, all running OpenSSL client applications must be restarted, or the system rebooted.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5077

https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20090107.txt

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:0004

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35316

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0004.nasl

Version: 1.28

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/8/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssl-perl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssl095a, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssl096, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssl096b, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssl097a, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 1/7/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/7/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5077, CVE-2009-0021, CVE-2009-0046, CVE-2009-0047, CVE-2009-0048, CVE-2009-0049, CVE-2009-0124, CVE-2009-0125, CVE-2009-0127, CVE-2009-0128, CVE-2009-0130

RHSA: 2009:0004

CWE: 20, 287