Moderate CentOS openssl Security Update

Metadata

medium
5.0
openssl-0.9.8e-37.el5_11.i386.rpm, openssl-0.9.8e-37.el5_11.i686.rpm, openssl-0.9.8e-37.el5_11.src.rpm, openssl-0.9.8e-37.el5_11.x86_64.rpm, openssl-devel-0.9.8e-37.el5_11.i386.rpm, openssl-devel-0.9.8e-37.el5_11.x86_64.rpm, openssl-perl-0.9.8e-37.el5_11.i386.rpm, openssl-perl-0.9.8e-37.el5_11.x86_64.rpm
CVE-2015-3195
rhn.redhat.com, lists.centos.org
2015-12-14
2017-07-27 19:10
ALAS-2015-614
Moderate CentOS openssl Security Update
CVE-2015-3195 openssl
CVE-2015-3195
2017-04-01 19:09
2017-01-05 20:13

Description


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

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

OpenSSL is a toolkit that implements the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3)
and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols, as well as a
full-strength, general purpose cryptography library.

A memory leak vulnerability was found in the way OpenSSL parsed PKCS#7 and
CMS data. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause an application
that parses PKCS#7 or CMS data from untrusted sources to use an excessive
amount of memory and possibly crash. (CVE-2015-3195)

All openssl users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. For the update to take
effect, all services linked to the OpenSSL library must be restarted, or
the system rebooted.
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
5 openssl openssl-0.9.8e-37.el5_11.i386.rpm
openssl openssl-0.9.8e-37.el5_11.i686.rpm
openssl openssl-0.9.8e-37.el5_11.src.rpm
openssl openssl-0.9.8e-37.el5_11.x86_64.rpm
openssl-devel openssl-devel-0.9.8e-37.el5_11.i386.rpm
openssl-devel openssl-devel-0.9.8e-37.el5_11.x86_64.rpm
openssl-perl openssl-perl-0.9.8e-37.el5_11.i386.rpm
openssl-perl openssl-perl-0.9.8e-37.el5_11.x86_64.rpm