OpenSSL is a toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer, Transport Layer Security protocols and a general-purpose cryptography library.
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.
A man-in-the-middle attacker can weaken the encryption used to communicate between two parties, potentially revealing sensitive information.
If possible, disable the use of SSL 2.0 in all OpenSSL-enabled applications.
All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-libs/openssl