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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0054
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0054.

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.

It was found that the OpenSSL library did not properly re-initialize its
internal state in the SSL_library_init() function after previous calls to
the CRYPTO_cleanup_all_ex_data() function, which would cause a memory leak
for each subsequent SSL connection. This flaw could cause server
applications that call those functions during reload, such as a combination
of the Apache HTTP Server, mod_ssl, PHP, and cURL, to consume all available
memory, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2009-4355)

Dan Kaminsky found that browsers could accept certificates with MD2 hash
signatures, even though MD2 is no longer considered a cryptographically
strong algorithm. This could make it easier for an attacker to create a
malicious certificate that would be treated as trusted by a browser.
OpenSSL now disables the use of the MD2 algorithm inside signatures by
default. (CVE-2009-2409)

All OpenSSL users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve these issues. For the update to take effect,
all services linked to the OpenSSL library must be restarted, or the system

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-2409
Bugtraq: 20101207 VMSA-2010-0019 VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1874 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1888 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2010:0095
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-4355
Debian Security Information: DSA-1970 (Google Search)
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBUX02517
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT100058
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2010:008 (Google Search)
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