An error in the OpenSSL certificate chain validation might allow for spoofing attacks.
|Package||dev-libs/openssl on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.9.8j|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.9.8j|
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.
The Google Security Team reported that several functions incorrectly check the result after calling the EVP_VerifyFinal() function, allowing a malformed signature to be treated as a good signature rather than as an error. This issue affects the signature checks on DSA and ECDSA keys used with SSL/TLS.
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability and spoof arbitrary names to conduct Man-In-The-Middle attacks and intercept sensitive information.
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-0.9.8j"
February 12, 2009
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