CESA-2012:0518 -- centos 5 openssl097a and openssl
|ID: oval:org.secpod.oval:def:202321||Date: (C)2012-04-25 (M)2017-02-08|
|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. Multiple numeric conversion errors, leading to a buffer overflow, were found in the way OpenSSL parsed ASN.1 data from BIO inputs. Specially-crafted DER encoded data read from a file or other BIO input could cause an application using the OpenSSL library to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. All OpenSSL users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. For the update to take effect, all services linked to the OpenSSL library must be restarted, or the system rebooted.