Moderate CentOS openssl Update

Metadata

medium
5.0
openssl-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.4.i386.rpm, openssl-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.4.i686.rpm, openssl-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.4.src.rpm, openssl-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.4.x86_64.rpm, openssl-devel-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.4.i386.rpm, openssl-devel-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.4.x86_64.rpm, openssl-perl-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.4.i386.rpm, openssl-perl-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.4.x86_64.rpm
CVE-2014-0221, CVE-2014-3505, CVE-2014-3506, CVE-2014-3508, CVE-2014-3510
rhn.redhat.com, lists.centos.org
2014-08-13
2017-07-27 19:07
ALAS-2014-349
ALAS-2014-391
Moderate CentOS openssl Update
Important CentOS openssl Update
CVE-2014-3508 openssl
CVE-2014-3510 openssl
CVE-2014-3505 openssl
CVE-2014-0221 openssl
CVE-2014-3506 openssl
CVE-2014-3510
CVE-2014-3508
CVE-2014-0221
CVE-2014-3506
CVE-2014-3505
2017-04-01 19:08
2017-01-05 20:12

Description


Updated openssl packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security
impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give
detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the
CVE links in the References section.

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

It was discovered that the OBJ_obj2txt() function could fail to properly
NUL-terminate its output. This could possibly cause an application using
OpenSSL functions to format fields of X.509 certificates to disclose
portions of its memory. (CVE-2014-3508)

Multiple flaws were discovered in the way OpenSSL handled DTLS packets.
A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause a DTLS server or client
using OpenSSL to crash or use excessive amounts of memory. (CVE-2014-0221,
CVE-2014-3505, CVE-2014-3506)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way OpenSSL performed a
handshake when using the anonymous Diffie-Hellman (DH) key exchange. A
malicious server could cause a DTLS client using OpenSSL to crash if that
client had anonymous DH cipher suites enabled. (CVE-2014-3510)

Red Hat would like to thank the OpenSSL project for reporting
CVE-2014-0221. Upstream acknowledges Imre Rad of Search-Lab as the original
reporter of this issue.

All OpenSSL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues. For the update to take
effect, all services linked to the OpenSSL library (such as httpd and other
SSL-enabled services) must be restarted or the system rebooted.
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
5 openssl openssl-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.4.i386.rpm
openssl openssl-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.4.i686.rpm
openssl openssl-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.4.src.rpm
openssl openssl-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.4.x86_64.rpm
openssl-devel openssl-devel-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.4.i386.rpm
openssl-devel openssl-devel-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.4.x86_64.rpm
openssl-perl openssl-perl-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.4.i386.rpm
openssl-perl openssl-perl-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.4.x86_64.rpm