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[CLA-2003:751] Conectiva Security Announcement - openssl
From: Conectiva Updates <secure () conectiva com br>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 18:44:32 -0300

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : openssl
SUMMARY   : Remote vulnerabilities
DATE      : 2003-09-30 18:40:00
ID        : CLA-2003:751
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 7.0, 8, 9

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DESCRIPTION
 OpenSSL[1] implements the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and
 Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as full-strength
 general purpose cryptography functions. It is used (as a library) by
 several projects, like Apache, OpenSSH, Bind, OpenLDAP and many
 others clients and servers programs.
 
 NISCC[2] developed a test suit to verify the behavior of SSL and TLS
 implementations when presented with malformed client certificates. As
 a result of this test, the following vulnerabilities[3,4] were found
 in the OpenSSL implementation:
 
 - Vulnerabilities in the handling of malformed ASN.1 tags
 (CAN-2003-0543[5] and CAN-2003-0544[6]). Because of a flaw in the
 handling of ASN.1 tag values, an out-of-bounds read can be triggered
 in some situations. A remote attacker can exploit these
 vulnerabilities to cause a denial of service condition.
 
 - Stack corruption in the handling of rejected ASN.1 encodings
 (CAN-2003-0545[7]). A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability
 to cause a denial of service condition and potentially execute
 arbitrary code. This vulnerability does not affect the OpenSSL
 versions distributed with Conectiva Linux 7.0 and 8 (OpenSSL-0.9.6).
 
 Additionally, this update includes fixes for a bug which causes
 OpenSSL to parse a client certificate when it should reject it as a
 protocol error.


SOLUTION
 It is recommended that all users upgrade their openssl packages.
 
 Please note that it is necessary to restart services which use the
 library (such as the apache web server with SSL enabled) so that the
 new, fixed, version is used. A list of such applications can be
 obtained after the upgrade with the following command:
 
 lsof | grep libssl
 
 The first column will contain the name of the application that needs
 to be restarted. If there is any doubt about which application has to
 be restarted or how to do it, we recommend that the system be
 rebooted.
 
 
 REFERENCES
 1.http://www.openssl.org
 2.http://www.niscc.gov.uk/aboutniscc/index.htm
 3.http://www.uniras.gov.uk/vuls/2003/006489/openssl.htm
 4.http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20030930.txt
 5.http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0543
 6.http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0544
 7.http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0545


UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/openssl-0.9.6a-3U70_7cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/openssl-devel-0.9.6a-3U70_7cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/openssl-devel-static-0.9.6a-3U70_7cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/openssl-progs-0.9.6a-3U70_7cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/openssl-0.9.6a-3U70_7cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/openssl-0.9.6c-2U80_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/openssl-devel-0.9.6c-2U80_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/openssl-devel-static-0.9.6c-2U80_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/openssl-progs-0.9.6c-2U80_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/openssl-0.9.6c-2U80_6cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/openssl0.9.7-0.9.7a-28910U90_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/openssl-devel-0.9.7a-28910U90_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/openssl-devel-static-0.9.7a-28910U90_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/openssl-progs-0.9.7a-28910U90_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/SRPMS/openssl0.9.7-0.9.7a-28910U90_1cl.src.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 The apt tool can be used to perform RPM packages upgrades:

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en

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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en

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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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Copyright (c) 2003 Conectiva Inc.
http://www.conectiva.com

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