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[ GLSA 200902-02 ] OpenSSL: Certificate validation error
From: Robert Buchholz <rbu () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 22:09:30 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200902-02
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: OpenSSL: Certificate validation error
      Date: February 12, 2009
      Bugs: #251346
        ID: 200902-02

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Synopsis
========

An error in the OpenSSL certificate chain validation might allow for
spoofing attacks.

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.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package           /  Vulnerable  /                     Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-libs/openssl      < 0.9.8j                          >= 0.9.8j

Description
===========

The Google Security Team reported that several functions incorrectly
check the result after calling the EVP_VerifyFinal() function, allowing
a malformed signature to be treated as a good signature rather than as
an error. This issue affects the signature checks on DSA and ECDSA keys
used with SSL/TLS.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability and spoof arbitrary
names to conduct Man-In-The-Middle attacks and intercept sensitive
information.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-5077
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5077

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200902-02.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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