OpenSSL: SSL 2.0 protocol rollback

2005-10-12T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200510-11
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2005-11-07T00:00:00

Description

Background

OpenSSL is a toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer, Transport Layer Security protocols and a general-purpose cryptography library.

Description

Applications setting the SSL_OP_MSIE_SSLV2_RSA_PADDING option (or the SSL_OP_ALL option, that implies it) can be forced by a third-party to fallback to the less secure SSL 2.0 protocol, even if both parties support the more secure SSL 3.0 or TLS 1.0 protocols.

Impact

A man-in-the-middle attacker can weaken the encryption used to communicate between two parties, potentially revealing sensitive information.

Workaround

If possible, disable the use of SSL 2.0 in all OpenSSL-enabled applications.

Resolution

All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-libs/openssl