CentOS 5 / 6 : openssl (CESA-2012:0426)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 58502
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated openssl packages that fix two security issues and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way OpenSSL parsed Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) messages. An attacker could use this flaw to crash an application that uses OpenSSL to decrypt or verify S/MIME messages. (CVE-2012-1165)

A flaw was found in the PKCS#7 and Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) implementations in OpenSSL. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to perform a Bleichenbacher attack to decrypt an encrypted CMS, PKCS#7, or S/MIME message by sending a large number of chosen ciphertext messages to a service using OpenSSL and measuring error response times. (CVE-2012-0884)

This update also fixes a regression caused by the fix for CVE-2011-4619, released via RHSA-2012:0060 and RHSA-2012:0059, which caused Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) handshakes to fail.

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

Solution

Update the affected openssl packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?c36d9c34

http://www.nessus.org/u?cd167769

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58502

File Name: centos_RHSA-2012-0426.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/28/2012

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-0884

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:openssl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:openssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:openssl-perl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:openssl-static, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/27/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/13/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0884, CVE-2012-1165

BID: 52428

RHSA: 2012:0426