Two vulnerabilities might allow for a Denial of Service of daemons using OpenSSL.
|Package||dev-libs/openssl on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.9.8g-r2|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.9.8g-r2, < 0.9.8f|
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.
Ossi Herrala and Jukka Taimisto of Codenomicon discovered two vulnerabilities:
A remote attacker could connect to a vulnerable server, or entice a daemon to connect to a malicious server, causing a Denial of Service of the daemon in both cases.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/openssl-0.9.8g-r2"
June 23, 2008
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