openssl

2009-01-14T23:14:20
ID SSA-2009-014-01
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2009-01-14T23:14:20

Description

New openssl packages are available for Slackware 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, and -current to fix a security issue when connecting to an SSL/TLS server that uses a certificate containing a DSA or ECDSA key.

More details about this issue may be found here: http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20090107.txt http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2008-016.html http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5077

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.2 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/openssl-0.9.8i-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz: Patched to fix the return value EVP_VerifyFinal, preventing malformed signatures from being considered good. This flaw could possibly allow a 'man in the middle' attack. For more information, see: http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20090107.txt http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2008-016.html http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5077 ( Security fix ) patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.8i-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz: Patched to fix the return value EVP_VerifyFinal, preventing malformed signatures from being considered good. This flaw could possibly allow a 'man in the middle' attack. For more information, see: http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20090107.txt http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2008-016.html http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5077 ( Security fix )

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com? Give slackware.osuosl.org a try. This is another primary FTP site for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab (http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 11.0: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/openssl-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack11.0.tgz ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack11.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.0: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/openssl-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack12.0.tgz ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/openssl-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack12.1.tgz ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.2: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/openssl-0.9.8i-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.8i-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/a/openssl-solibs-0.9.8i-i486-2.tgz ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/openssl-0.9.8i-i486-2.tgz

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 11.0 package: 7debc62bd78f7fef599452a5a42aafa2 openssl-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack11.0.tgz b8ff499bdb6b39af8c9b1dbdd414e719 openssl-solibs-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package: 028d8569c8c8ff81eb2db2186de977f0 openssl-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack12.0.tgz d650635e4eb4d1fa61e6a7dd5e2382b1 openssl-solibs-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package: c316ed24bfdf085f601d7f26e4268044 openssl-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack12.1.tgz 629dfe5fb6576eadb176b1cacfc7261d openssl-solibs-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package: 79ea770e7d91bfbb1e4bb68fe43b2dee openssl-0.9.8i-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz 8900bb9731175fe2fef0b8b0869d74d9 openssl-solibs-0.9.8i-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware -current package: 3ac4e878e8f772cc360ddfe26dcabf1e openssl-solibs-0.9.8i-i486-2.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root: > upgradepkg openssl-0.9.8i-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz openssl-solibs-0.9.8i-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz