openssl (SSA:2006-272-01)
Posted on: 09/29/2006 11:58 AM

New openssl packages are available for Slackware 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix security issues.

More details about these issues may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to shared libraries from openssl-0.9.7l.
See openssl package update below.
(* Security fix *)
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.
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:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

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Updated packages for Slackware 9.0:

Updated packages for Slackware 9.1:

Updated packages for Slackware 10.0:

Updated packages for Slackware 10.1:

Updated packages for Slackware 10.2:

Updated packages for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 9.0 packages:
3b17c8be79ca99cb16321d2675f2885d openssl-0.9.7l-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz
a7cb86681f01b57f7bff49842b393a67 openssl-solibs-0.9.7l-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 packages:
f222c26925ce542a25a93df674e8106c openssl-0.9.7l-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz
fca221391f0b591373b6e38f1d732d63 openssl-solibs-0.9.7l-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 packages:
a1013cef56210154a2259c5135f1d047 openssl-0.9.7l-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz
35c40208e50ca4bcd7e7e16ce5db1526 openssl-solibs-0.9.7l-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 packages:
6c87f5baca8855cd07031824b747fe80 openssl-0.9.7l-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz
3ae63bd5b7178f880e8ed5a3af602b50 openssl-solibs-0.9.7l-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 packages:
a97c874a4bf6dc4ca6a4617966108a45 openssl-0.9.7l-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz
06b462fad82d28af4fba3f35f2ed25a1 openssl-solibs-0.9.7l-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
88264ebbe45eb908c2d3f3f32c367cf6 openssl-solibs-0.9.8d-i486-1.tgz
9f9d2d98fefd5cbd9334cfa374934efa openssl-0.9.8d-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg openssl-solibs-0.9.7l-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz openssl-0.9.7l-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz


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