Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : openssl (ELSA-2012-0699)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68533


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:0699 :

Updated openssl packages that fix one security issue and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

OpenSSL is a toolkit that implements the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols, as well as a full-strength, general purpose cryptography library.

An integer underflow flaw, leading to a buffer over-read, was found in the way OpenSSL handled DTLS (Datagram Transport Layer Security) application data record lengths when using a block cipher in CBC (cipher-block chaining) mode. A malicious DTLS client or server could use this flaw to crash its DTLS connection peer. (CVE-2012-2333)

Red Hat would like to thank the OpenSSL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Codenomicon as the original reporter.

On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, this update also fixes an uninitialized variable use bug, introduced by the fix for CVE-2012-0884 (released via RHSA-2012:0426). This bug could possibly cause an attempt to create an encrypted message in the CMS (Cryptographic Message Syntax) format to fail.

All OpenSSL users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve these issues. For the update to take effect, all services linked to the OpenSSL library must be restarted, or the system rebooted.


Update the affected openssl packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68533

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2012-0699.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openssl-perl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openssl-static, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2333

BID: 52428, 53476

OSVDB: 81810

RHSA: 2012:0699