Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog: +--------------------------+ patches/packages/openssl-0.9.7l-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz: Upgraded to shared libraries from openssl-0.9.7l. See openssl package update below. (* Security fix *) patches/packages/openssl-0.9.7l-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz: Upgraded to openssl-0.9.7l. This fixes a few security related issues: During the parsing of certain invalid ASN.1 structures an error condition is mishandled. This can result in an infinite loop which consumes system memory (CVE-2006-2937). (This issue did not affect OpenSSL versions prior to 0.9.7) Thanks to Dr S. N. Henson of Open Network Security and NISCC. Certain types of public key can take disproportionate amounts of time to process. This could be used by an attacker in a denial of service attack (CVE-2006-2940). Thanks to Dr S. N. Henson of Open Network Security and NISCC. A buffer overflow was discovered in the SSL_get_shared_ciphers() utility function. An attacker could send a list of ciphers to an application that uses this function and overrun a buffer. (CVE-2006-3738) Thanks to Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry of the Google Security Team. A flaw in the SSLv2 client code was discovered. When a client application used OpenSSL to create an SSLv2 connection to a malicious server, that server could cause the client to crash (CVE-2006-4343). Thanks to Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry of the Google Security Team. Links to the CVE entries will be found here: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2937 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3738 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2940 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4343 (* Security fix *) +--------------------------+
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