Scientific Linux Security Update : openssl on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60513
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe 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)
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.