Scientific Linux Security Update : openssl on SL5.x i386/x86_64 (20151214)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 87401
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Synopsis

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

Description

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)

For the update to take effect, all services linked to the OpenSSL library must be restarted, or the system rebooted.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?259c1e29

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87401

File Name: sl_20151214_openssl_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 2.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/16/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssl-perl, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/14/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/6/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3195