Oracle Linux 5 : openssl (ELSA-2016-1137)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91414


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1137 :

An update for openssl is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

OpenSSL is a toolkit that implements the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols, as well as a full-strength general-purpose cryptography library.

Security Fix(es) :

* A flaw was found in the way OpenSSL encoded certain ASN.1 data structures. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted certificate which, when verified or re-encoded by OpenSSL, could cause it to crash, or execute arbitrary code using the permissions of the user running an application compiled against the OpenSSL library. (CVE-2016-2108)

Red Hat would like to thank the OpenSSL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Huzaifa Sidhpurwala (Red Hat), Hanno Bock, and David Benjamin (Google) as the original reporters.


Update the affected openssl packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91414

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-1137.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/01

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/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-perl, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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: 2016/05/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2108

OSVDB: 137900

RHSA: 2016:1137