DSA 2454-1: openssl security update
Posted on: 04/20/2012 09:53 AM

An openssl security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2454-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Raphael Geissert
April 19, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : openssl
Vulnerability : multiple
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2012-0884 CVE-2012-1165 CVE-2012-2110

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in OpenSSL. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues:


Ivan Nestlerode discovered a weakness in the CMS and PKCS #7
implementations that could allow an attacker to decrypt data
via a Million Message Attack (MMA).


It was discovered that a NULL pointer could be dereferenced
when parsing certain S/MIME messages, leading to denial of


Tavis Ormandy, Google Security Team, discovered a vulnerability
in the way DER-encoded ASN.1 data is parsed that can result in
a heap overflow.

Additionally, the fix for CVE-2011-4619 has been updated to address an
issue with SGC handshakes.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
version 0.9.8o-4squeeze11.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), these problems will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0.1a-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your openssl packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

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