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OpenSSL: Denial of Service

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200806-08 / openssl
Release Date June 23, 2008
Latest Revision June 23, 2008: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-libs/openssl < 0.9.8g-r2 >= 0.9.8g-r2, < 0.9.8f All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #223429

Synopsis

Two vulnerabilities might allow for a Denial of Service of daemons using OpenSSL.

2.  Impact Information

Background

OpenSSL is an Open Source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) as well as a general purpose cryptography library.

Description

Ossi Herrala and Jukka Taimisto of Codenomicon discovered two vulnerabilities:

  • A double free() call in the TLS server name extension (CVE-2008-0891).
  • The OpenSSL client code does not properly handle servers that omit the Server Key Exchange message in the TLS handshake (CVE-2008-1672).

Impact

A remote attacker could connect to a vulnerable server, or entice a daemon to connect to a malicious server, causing a Denial of Service of the daemon in both cases.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/openssl-0.9.8g-r2"

4.  References



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