Important CentOS openssl Security Update


openssl-0.9.8e-40.el5_11.i386.rpm, openssl-0.9.8e-40.el5_11.i686.rpm, openssl-0.9.8e-40.el5_11.src.rpm, openssl-0.9.8e-40.el5_11.x86_64.rpm, openssl-devel-0.9.8e-40.el5_11.i386.rpm, openssl-devel-0.9.8e-40.el5_11.x86_64.rpm, openssl-perl-0.9.8e-40.el5_11.i386.rpm, openssl-perl-0.9.8e-40.el5_11.x86_64.rpm
2017-07-27 19:11
CVE-2016-2108 openssl
2017-04-14 09:03
2017-04-01 19:09
2017-02-25 10:03
2017-01-05 20:14


An update for openssl is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

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

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)

Red Hat would like to thank the OpenSSL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Huzaifa Sidhpurwala (Red Hat), Hanno Böck, and David Benjamin (Google) as the original reporters.
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
5 openssl openssl-0.9.8e-40.el5_11.i386.rpm
openssl openssl-0.9.8e-40.el5_11.i686.rpm
openssl openssl-0.9.8e-40.el5_11.src.rpm
openssl openssl-0.9.8e-40.el5_11.x86_64.rpm
openssl-devel openssl-devel-0.9.8e-40.el5_11.i386.rpm
openssl-devel openssl-devel-0.9.8e-40.el5_11.x86_64.rpm
openssl-perl openssl-perl-0.9.8e-40.el5_11.i386.rpm
openssl-perl openssl-perl-0.9.8e-40.el5_11.x86_64.rpm