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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60922
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Synopsis

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

Description

A ciphersuite downgrade flaw was found in the OpenSSL SSL/TLS server code. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to change the ciphersuite associated with a cached session stored on the server, if the server enabled the SSL_OP_NETSCAPE_REUSE_CIPHER_CHANGE_BUG option, possibly forcing the client to use a weaker ciphersuite after resuming the session. (CVE-2010-4180)

Note: With this update, setting the SSL_OP_NETSCAPE_REUSE_CIPHER_CHANGE_BUG option has no effect and this bug workaround can no longer be enabled.

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?9e43c0a1

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60922

File Name: sl_20101213_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: Low

Score: 3.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

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: 12/13/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4180