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

High Nessus Plugin ID 73408


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


An information disclosure flaw was found in the way OpenSSL handled TLS and DTLS Heartbeat Extension packets. A malicious TLS or DTLS client or server could send a specially crafted TLS or DTLS Heartbeat packet to disclose a limited portion of memory per request from a connected client or server. Note that the disclosed portions of memory could potentially include sensitive information such as private keys.

For the update to take effect, all services linked to the OpenSSL library (such as httpd and other SSL-enabled services) must be restarted or the system rebooted.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73408

File Name: sl_20140408_openssl_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/04/08

Modified: 2014/06/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/04/08

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (OpenSSL Heartbeat Information Leak)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0160