Scientific Linux Security Update : openssl on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60513


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60513

File Name: sl_20090107_openssl_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5077

CWE: 20