Scientific Linux Security Update : openssl on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (20160107) (SLOTH)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87841

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VPR Score: 3.6


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


A flaw was found in the way TLS 1.2 could use the MD5 hash function for signing ServerKeyExchange and Client Authentication packets during a TLS handshake. A man-in-the-middle attacker able to force a TLS connection to use the MD5 hash function could use this flaw to conduct collision attacks to impersonate a TLS server or an authenticated TLS client. (CVE-2015-7575)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87841

File Name: sl_20160107_openssl_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/11

Updated: 2020/02/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

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

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-libs, 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: 2016/01/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7575