Scientific Linux Security Update : openssl on SL6.x i386/x86_64

high Nessus Plugin ID 60899
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Synopsis

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

Description

A race condition flaw has been found in the OpenSSL TLS server extension parsing code, which could affect some multithreaded OpenSSL applications. Under certain specific conditions, it may be possible for a remote attacker to trigger this race condition and cause such an application to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the application. (CVE-2010-3864)

Note that this issue does not affect the Apache HTTP Server.

For the update to take effect, all services linked to the OpenSSL library must be restarted, or the system rebooted.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?72bd1e3a

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60899

File Name: sl_20101116_openssl_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/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: 11/16/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3864