GLSA 200710-30 OpenSSL: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 10/30/2007 10:35 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - OpenSSL: Remote execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200710-30:02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: OpenSSL: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Date: October 27, 2007
Updated: October 30, 2007
Bugs: #195634
ID: 200710-30:02

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Synopsis
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OpenSSL contains a vulnerability allowing execution of arbitrary code
or a Denial of Service.

Background
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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.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-libs/openssl gt;= 0.9.8f lt; 0.9.8f

Description
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Andy Polyakov reported a vulnerability in the OpenSSL toolkit, that is
caused due to an unspecified off-by-one error within the DTLS
implementation.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code or
cause a Denial of Service. Only clients and servers explicitly using
DTLS are affected, systems using SSL and TLS are not.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-libs/openssl-0.9.8f"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-4995
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4995

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200710-30.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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