OpenSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201712-03

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in OpenSSL, the worst of which may lead to a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

dev-libs/openssl on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.0.2n
Unaffected versions >= 1.0.2n

Background

OpenSSL is a robust, commercial-grade, and full-featured toolkit for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenSSL. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition, recover a private key in unlikely circumstances, circumvent security restrictions to perform unauthorized actions, or gain access to sensitive information.

Workaround

There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution

All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/openssl-1.0.2n"
 

References

Release Date
December 14, 2017

Latest Revision
December 14, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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