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Security Advisory - Important: openssl security update - RH EL5

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Red Hat has released security updates for EL5 that will apply to
Koozali SME8.#, it has been rated as Moderate

Update will be available from upstream as appropriate.

See here for full notices: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1137
                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: openssl security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2016:1137-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1137
Issue date:        2016-05-31
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-2108

1. Summary:

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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

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.

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.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:


For the update to take effect, all services linked to the OpenSSL library
must be restarted, or the system rebooted.
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