Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : openssl (ELSA-2015-2617)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87364


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:2617 :

Updated openssl packages that fix three security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links 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.

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way OpenSSL verified signatures using the RSA PSS algorithm. A remote attacked could possibly use this flaw to crash a TLS/SSL client using OpenSSL, or a TLS/SSL server using OpenSSL if it enabled client authentication.

A memory leak vulnerability was found in the way OpenSSL parsed PKCS#7 and CMS data. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause an application that parses PKCS#7 or CMS data from untrusted sources to use an excessive amount of memory and possibly crash. (CVE-2015-3195)

A race condition flaw, leading to a double free, was found in the way OpenSSL handled pre-shared key (PSK) identify hints. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash a multi-threaded SSL/TLS client using OpenSSL. (CVE-2015-3196)

All openssl users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct 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: 87364

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2015-2617.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/15

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openssl-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openssl-perl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openssl-static, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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: 2015/12/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3194, CVE-2015-3195, CVE-2015-3196

OSVDB: 131038, 131039, 131040

RHSA: 2015:2617