An updated rhel-guest-image package that includes openssl packages that arenot vulnerable to CVE-2015-3197, CVE-2016-0800, CVE-2016-0705, CVE-2016-0702,and CVE-2016-0797 is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The rhel-guest-image package provides a Red Hat Enterprise Linux KVM Guest Imagefor cloud instances.

This image is provided as a minimally configured systemimage which is available for use as-is or for configuration and customization asrequired by end users.OpenSSL is a toolkit that implements the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3)and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols, as well as afull-strength, general purpose cryptography library.A padding oracle flaw was found in the Secure Sockets Layer version 2.0(SSLv2) protocol.

An attacker can potentially use this flaw to decryptRSA-encrypted cipher text from a connection using a newer SSL/TLS protocolversion, allowing them to decrypt such connections.

This cross-protocolattack is publicly referred to as DROWN. (CVE-2016-0800)Note: This issue was addressed by disabling the SSLv2 protocol by defaultwhen using the ‘SSLv23’ connection methods, and removing support for weakSSLv2 cipher suites.

For more information, refer to the knowledge basearticle linked to in the References section.A flaw was found in the way malicious SSLv2 clients could negotiate SSLv2ciphers that have been disabled on the server.

This could result in weakSSLv2 ciphers being used for SSLv2 connections, making them vulnerable toman-in-the-middle attacks. (CVE-2015-3197)A side-channel attack was found that makes use of cache-bank conflicts onthe Intel Sandy-Bridge microarchitecture.

An attacker who has the abilityto control code in a thread running on the same hyper-threaded core as thevictim’s thread that is performing decryption, could use this flaw torecover RSA private keys. (CVE-2016-0702)A double-free flaw was found in the way OpenSSL parsed certain malformedDSA (Digital Signature Algorithm) private keys.

An attacker could createspecially crafted DSA private keys that, when processed by an applicationcompiled against OpenSSL, could cause the application to crash.(CVE-2016-0705)An integer overflow flaw, leading to a NULL pointer dereference or aheap-based memory corruption, was found in the way some BIGNUM functions ofOpenSSL were implemented.

Applications that use these functions with largeuntrusted input could crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.(CVE-2016-0797)Red Hat would like to thank the OpenSSL project for reporting these issues.Upstream acknowledges Nimrod Aviram and Sebastian Schinzel as the originalreporters of CVE-2016-0800 and CVE-2015-3197; Adam Langley(Google/BoringSSL) as the original reporter of CVE-2016-0705; Yuval Yarom(University of Adelaide and NICTA), Daniel Genkin (Technion and Tel AvivUniversity), Nadia Heninger (University of Pennsylvania) as the originalreporters of CVE-2016-0702; and Guido Vranken as the original reporter ofCVE-2016-0797.Users of rhel-guest-image are advised to upgrade to this updated package,which includes the updated openssl packages.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released erratarelevant to your system have been applied.For details on how to apply this update, refer to:
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