DSA 875-1: New OpenSSL packages fix cryptographic weakness
Posted on: 10/27/2005 12:12 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 875-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
October 27th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : openssl094
Vulnerability : cryptographic weakness
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2005-2969

Yutaka Oiwa discovered a vulnerability in the Open Secure Socket Layer
(OpenSSL) library that can allow an attacker to perform active
protocol-version rollback attacks that could lead to the use of the
weaker SSL 2.0 protocol even though both ends support SSL 3.0 or TLS
1.0.

The following matrix explains which version in which distribution has
this problem corrected.

oldstable (woody) stable (sarge) unstable (sid)
openssl 0.9.6c-2.woody.8 0.9.7e-3sarge1 0.9.8-3
openssl 094 0.9.4-6.woody.4 n/a n/a
openssl 095 0.9.5a-6.woody.6 n/a n/a
openssl 096 n/a 0.9.6m-1sarge1 n/a
openssl 097 n/a n/a 0.9.7g-5

We recommend that you upgrade your libssl packages.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openssl094/openssl094_0.9.4-6.woody.4.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 624 2989b7b16a146a2f9a6ca52887bb2c3f
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openssl094/openssl094_0.9.4-6.woody.4.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 47116 a4db6a4e53d8f8703da86774768cb21c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openssl094/openssl094_0.9.4.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1570392 72544daea16d6c99d656b95f77b01b2d

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openssl094/libssl09_0.9.4-6.woody.4_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 445816 1eaa00c5cee084727d23a8169acdb705

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openssl094/libssl09_0.9.4-6.woody.4_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 358626 2d3f09ec2222ac497180a01facea470c

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openssl094/libssl09_0.9.4-6.woody.4_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 378870 58d0d41fa2005b5d05f49c557023c466


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;

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