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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0173
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0173.

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 discovered that OpenSSL did not always check the return value of the
bn_wexpand() function. An attacker able to trigger a memory allocation
failure in that function could cause an application using the OpenSSL
library to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-3245)

All openssl096b users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. For the update to take
effect, all programs using the openssl096b library must be restarted.

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 : Critical

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-3245
BugTraq ID: 38562
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBOV02540
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBUX02517
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT100058
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:013 (Google Search)
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