Scientific Linux Security Update : openssl on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20151214)

high Nessus Plugin ID 87402
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Synopsis

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

Description

A NULL pointer derefernce 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.
(CVE-2015-3194)

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)

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?973e5d4b

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87402

File Name: sl_20151214_openssl_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 2.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/16/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

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: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

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, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssl-static, 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-2015-3194, CVE-2015-3195, CVE-2015-3196