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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91541


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)

- Two integer overflow flaws, leading to buffer overflows, were found in the way the EVP_EncodeUpdate() and EVP_EncryptUpdate() functions of OpenSSL parsed very large amounts of input data. A remote attacker could use these flaws to crash an application using OpenSSL or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running that application. (CVE-2016-2105, CVE-2016-2106)

- It was discovered that OpenSSL leaked timing information when decrypting TLS/SSL and DTLS protocol encrypted records when the connection used the AES CBC cipher suite and the server supported AES-NI. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to retrieve plain text from encrypted packets by using a TLS/SSL or DTLS server as a padding oracle. (CVE-2016-2107)

- Several flaws were found in the way BIO_*printf functions were implemented in OpenSSL. Applications which passed large amounts of untrusted data through these functions could crash or potentially execute code with the permissions of the user running such an application. (CVE-2016-0799, CVE-2016-2842)

- A denial of service flaw was found in the way OpenSSL parsed certain ASN.1-encoded data from BIO (OpenSSL's I/O abstraction) inputs. An application using OpenSSL that accepts untrusted ASN.1 BIO input could be forced to allocate an excessive amount of data. (CVE-2016-2109)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91541

File Name: sl_20160510_openssl_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/09

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: 2016/05/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0799, CVE-2016-2105, CVE-2016-2106, CVE-2016-2107, CVE-2016-2108, CVE-2016-2109, CVE-2016-2842