OpenSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201203-12

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in OpenSSL, allowing remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service or obtain sensitive information.

Affected Packages

dev-libs/openssl on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.0.0g
Unaffected versions >= 1.0.0g, revision >= 0.9.8t, revision >= 0.9.8u, revision >= 0.9.8v, revision >= 0.9.8w, revision >= 0.9.8x, revision >= 0.9.8y, revision >= 0.9.8z_p1, revision >= 0.9.8z_p2, revision >= 0.9.8z_p3, revision >= 0.9.8z_p4, revision >= 0.9.8z_p5, revision >= 0.9.8z_p6, revision >= 0.9.8z_p7, revision >= 0.9.8z_p8, revision >= 0.9.8z_p9, revision >= 0.9.8z_p10, revision >= 0.9.8z_p11, revision >= 0.9.8z_p12, revision >= 0.9.8z_p13, revision >= 0.9.8z_p14, revision >= 0.9.8z_p15


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.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in OpenSSL:

  • Timing differences for decryption are exposed by CBC mode encryption in OpenSSL’s implementation of DTLS (CVE-2011-4108).
  • A policy check failure can result in a double-free error when X509_V_FLAG_POLICY_CHECK is set (CVE-2011-4109).
  • Clients and servers using SSL 3.0 handshakes do not clear the block cipher padding, allowing a record to contain up to 15 bytes of uninitialized memory, which could include sensitive information (CVE-2011-4576).
  • Assertion errors can occur during the handling of malformed X.509 certificates when OpenSSL is built with RFC 3779 support (CVE-2011-4577).
  • A resource management error can occur when OpenSSL’s server gated cryptography (SGC) does not properly handle handshake restarts (CVE-2011-4619).
  • Invalid parameters in the GOST block cipher are not properly handled by the GOST ENGINE(CVE-2012-0027).
  • An incorrect fix for CVE-2011-4108 creates an unspecified vulnerability for DTLS applications using OpenSSL (CVE-2012-0050).


A remote attacker may be able to cause a Denial of Service or obtain sensitive information, including plaintext passwords.


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-1.0.0g"


Release Date
March 06, 2012

Latest Revision
June 06, 2015: 9



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