OpenSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201412-39

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in OpenSSL, the worst of which could result in Denial of Service or Man-in-the-Middle attacks.

Affected Packages

dev-libs/openssl on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.0.1j
Unaffected versions >= 1.0.1j, 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 discovered in OpenSSL. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker may be able to cause a Denial of Service condition, perform Man-in-the-Middle attacks, obtain sensitive information, or bypass security restrictions.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All OpenSSL 1.0.1 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/openssl-1.0.1j"

All OpenSSL 0.9.8 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/openssl-0.9.8z_p2"

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.


Release Date
December 26, 2014

Latest Revision
June 06, 2015: 2



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