How to resolve CVE-2010-5298 ?

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

  • Red Hat Storage Server 2.1


  • How to deal with CVE-2010-5298 openssl: freelist misuse causing a possible use-after-free ?

  • How to overcome below definition of CVE-2010-5298 ?

Race condition in the ssl3_read_bytes function in s3_pkt.c in OpenSSL through 1.0.1g,
allows remote attackers to inject data across sessions or cause a denial of service 
(use-after-free and parsing error) via an SSL connection in a multithreaded environment.


  • CVE-2010-5298 did not affect the openssl packages shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

  • Red Hat security errata for Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (openssl) was released via RHSA-2014:0625

  • Red Hat security errata for Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 (openssl) was released via RHSA-2014:0679

  • Red Hat security errata for Red Hat Storage Server 2.1 (openssl) was released via RHSA-2014:0628

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