openssl security update

2014-08-13T19:52:24
ID CESA-2014:1053
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2014-08-13T19:52:24

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2014:1053

OpenSSL is a toolkit that implements the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Transport Layer Security (TLS), and Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocols, as well as a full-strength, general purpose cryptography library.

It was discovered that the OBJ_obj2txt() function could fail to properly NUL-terminate its output. This could possibly cause an application using OpenSSL functions to format fields of X.509 certificates to disclose portions of its memory. (CVE-2014-3508)

Multiple flaws were discovered in the way OpenSSL handled DTLS packets. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause a DTLS server or client using OpenSSL to crash or use excessive amounts of memory. (CVE-2014-0221, CVE-2014-3505, CVE-2014-3506)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way OpenSSL performed a handshake when using the anonymous Diffie-Hellman (DH) key exchange. A malicious server could cause a DTLS client using OpenSSL to crash if that client had anonymous DH cipher suites enabled. (CVE-2014-3510)

Red Hat would like to thank the OpenSSL project for reporting CVE-2014-0221. Upstream acknowledges Imre Rad of Search-Lab as the original reporter of this issue.

All OpenSSL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. For the update to take effect, all services linked to the OpenSSL library (such as httpd and other SSL-enabled services) must be restarted or the system rebooted.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2014-August/020487.html

Affected packages: openssl openssl-devel openssl-perl

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1053.html