Scientific Linux Security Update : openssl097a and openssl098e on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20140605)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74349

Synopsis

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

Description

It was found that OpenSSL clients and servers could be forced, via a specially crafted handshake packet, to use weak keying material for communication. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to decrypt and modify traffic between a client and a server.
(CVE-2014-0224)

Note: In order to exploit this flaw, both the server and the client must be using a vulnerable version of OpenSSL; the server must be using OpenSSL version 1.0.1 and above, and the client must be using any version of OpenSSL. For more information about this flaw, refer to :

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?5d4b1b6d

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74349

File Name: sl_20140605_openssl097a_and_openssl098e_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/06

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssl097a, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssl097a-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssl098e, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssl098e-debuginfo, 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: 2014/06/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/06/05

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0224