Scientific Linux Security Update : openssl on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97295


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


Security Fix(es) :

- An integer underflow leading to an out of bounds read flaw was found in OpenSSL. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to crash a 32-bit TLS/SSL server or client using OpenSSL if it used the RC4-MD5 cipher suite. (CVE-2017-3731)

- A denial of service flaw was found in the way the TLS/SSL protocol defined processing of ALERT packets during a connection handshake. A remote attacker could use this flaw to make a TLS/SSL server consume an excessive amount of CPU and fail to accept connections form other clients. (CVE-2016-8610)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97295

File Name: sl_20170220_openssl_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/21

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


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: 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: 2017/02/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8610, CVE-2017-3731