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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91421


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


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)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91421

File Name: sl_20160531_openssl_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/01

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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: 2016/05/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2108