Scientific Linux Security Update : openssl096b on SL3.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

critical Nessus Plugin ID 60756

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

CVE-2009-3245 openssl: missing bn_wexpand return value checks

It was discovered that OpenSSL did not always check the return value of the bn_wexpand() function. An attacker able to trigger a memory allocation failure in that function could cause an application using the OpenSSL library to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2009-3245)

For the update to take effect, all programs using the openssl096b library must be restarted.

Solution

Update the affected openssl096b package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?93046dc3

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60756

File Name: sl_20100325_openssl096b_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

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: 3/25/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3245

CWE: 20