openssl (SSA:2006-257-02)
Posted on: 09/15/2006 08:01 AM

New openssl packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1,10.2, and -current to fix a signature forgery security issue.

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

As well as here:

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/openssl-0.9.7g-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz: Patched an issue where
it is possible to forge certain kinds of RSA signatures.
For more information, see:
patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.7g-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz: Patched an issue
where it is possible to forge certain kinds of RSA signatures.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from
Give a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated packages for Slackware 8.1:

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 8.1 package:
8eb460bcf30a2b8649b43ce085a2d629 openssl-0.9.6m-i386-3_slack8.1.tgz
43578bf56567cec38b361a47af7d23d0 openssl-solibs-0.9.6m-i386-3_slack8.1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
51dee49448ec798ebd0b317a72c7e81f openssl-0.9.7d-i386-3_slack9.0.tgz
27f40cc16422feed2e068d8066c9452c openssl-solibs-0.9.7d-i386-3_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
fec2941e31e0a50de2c5eb6059ccbcc2 openssl-0.9.7d-i486-3_slack9.1.tgz
840095da5157bf39858c3f0107db7869 openssl-solibs-0.9.7d-i486-3_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
2d338b944b751cfb45e0223525209252 openssl-0.9.7d-i486-3_slack10.0.tgz
55e97324e33cfabd94193236409a3150 openssl-solibs-0.9.7d-i486-3_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
ac64c572b69525577d9b76140e40a6c4 openssl-0.9.7e-i486-5_slack10.1.tgz
ed748fda21abe6a712528c0e4925b0d5 openssl-solibs-0.9.7e-i486-5_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
2cf5cc14e372810841d9b9d5baf7463f openssl-0.9.7g-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz
462d464d137df3a86a40e8cf0855b4a0 openssl-solibs-0.9.7g-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
bea03b7a361267a61c7f97ef8065e178 openssl-0.9.8b-i486-2.tgz
d7adfc4403f42015eeb94e8d93feba74 openssl-solibs-0.9.8b-i486-2.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg openssl-solibs-0.9.7g-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz openssl-0.9.7g-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz


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