(RHSA-2016:2802) Important: openssl security update

ID RHSA-2016:2802
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2016-11-17T17:58:19


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 memory leak flaw was found in the way OpenSSL handled TLS status request extension data during session renegotiation. A remote attacker could cause a TLS server using OpenSSL to consume an excessive amount of memory and, possibly, exit unexpectedly after exhausting all available memory, if it enabled OCSP stapling support. (CVE-2016-6304)

Red Hat would like to thank the OpenSSL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Shi Lei (Gear Team of Qihoo 360 Inc.) as the original reporter.