CESA-2010:0978 -- centos 5 x86_64 openssl
|ID: oval:org.secpod.oval:def:201859||Date: (C)2012-01-31 (M)2017-09-22|
|Class: PATCH||Family: unix|
OpenSSL is a toolkit that implements the Secure Sockets Layer and Transport Layer Security protocols, as well as a full-strength, general purpose cryptography library. A ciphersuite downgrade flaw was found in the OpenSSL SSL/TLS server code. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to change the ciphersuite associated with a cached session stored on the server, if the server enabled the SSL_OP_NETSCAPE_REUSE_CIPHER_CHANGE_BUG option, possibly forcing the client to use a weaker ciphersuite after resuming the session. Note: With this update, setting the SSL_OP_NETSCAPE_REUSE_CIPHER_CHANGE_BUG option has no effect and this bug workaround can no longer be enabled. All OpenSSL users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve these issues. For the update to take effect, all services linked to the OpenSSL library must be restarted, or the system rebooted.