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

High Nessus Plugin ID 74350

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 :

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way OpenSSL handled invalid DTLS packet fragments. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on a DTLS client or server. (CVE-2014-0195)

Multiple flaws were found in the way OpenSSL handled read and write buffers when the SSL_MODE_RELEASE_BUFFERS mode was enabled. A TLS/SSL client or server using OpenSSL could crash or unexpectedly drop connections when processing certain SSL traffic. (CVE-2010-5298, CVE-2014-0198)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way OpenSSL handled certain DTLS ServerHello requests. A specially crafted DTLS handshake packet could cause a DTLS client using OpenSSL to crash. (CVE-2014-0221)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way OpenSSL performed anonymous Elliptic Curve Diffie Hellman (ECDH) key exchange. A specially crafted handshake packet could cause a TLS/SSL client that has the anonymous ECDH cipher suite enabled to crash. (CVE-2014-3470)

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?62e5f710

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 74350

File Name: sl_20140605_openssl_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/06

Updated: 2018/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/05

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-5298, CVE-2014-0195, CVE-2014-0198, CVE-2014-0221, CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-3470