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EnGarde: Several vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL toolkit. Print E-mail
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EnGarde Recently several vulnerabilities have been found in the OpenSSL toolkit.

| EnGarde Secure Linux Security Advisory                  March 20, 2003 |
|                         ESA-20030320-010 |
|                                                                        |
| Package: openssl                                                       |
| Summary: Several vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL toolkit.               |

  EnGarde Secure Linux is a secure distribution of Linux that features
  improved access control, host and network intrusion detection, Web
  based secure remote management, e-commerce, and integrated open source
  security tools.

  Recently several vulnerabilities have been found in the OpenSSL

  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has
  assigned the names CAN-2003-0131 and CAN-2003-0147 to these issues.

  Vlastimil Klima, Ondrej Pokorny, and Tomas Rosa have come up with an
  extension of the "Bleichenbacher attack" on RSA with PKCS #1 v1.5
  padding as used in SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 [1].

  OpenSSL has been found to be vulnerable to this type of attack.

  Recently David Brumley and Dan Boneh of Stanford University discovered
  and documented [2] a timing attack against RSA private keys, to be
  presented at the UNIX Security Symposium.

  OpenSSL has been found to be vulnerable to this type of attack if RSA
  blinding [3] is not enabled (which it is not by default).  To defend
  against this vulnerability, this update enables RSA blinding by default.

  All users are recommended to upgrade immediately using the special
  SOLUTION in this advisory.


  Users of the EnGarde Professional edition can use the Guardian Digital
  Secure Network to update their systems automatically.

  EnGarde Community users should upgrade to the most recent version
  as outlined in this advisory.  Updates may be obtained from:

  Before upgrading the package, the machine must either:

    a) be booted into a "standard" kernel; or
    b) have LIDS disabled.

  To disable LIDS, execute the command:

    # /sbin/lidsadm -S -- -LIDS_GLOBAL

  To install the updated package, execute the command:

    # rpm -Uvh files

  You must now update the LIDS configuration by executing the command:

    # /usr/sbin/

  To re-enable LIDS (if it was disabled), execute the command:

    # /sbin/lidsadm -S -- +LIDS_GLOBAL

  To verify the signatures of the updated packages, execute the command:

    # rpm -Kv files

  Once the updated packages are installed, you must restart all the
  daemons which use the OpenSSL libraries.  You may either reboot the
  system or restart the following daemons:

    httpd               -- Apache web server (with mod_ssl)
    snortd              -- Snort intrusion detection system
    sshd                -- Secure shell daemon
    stunnel-imap        -- SSL-enabled IMAP daemon
    stunnel-pop3        -- SSL-enabled POP3 daemon

  These updated packages are for EnGarde Secure Linux Community

  Source Packages:

      MD5 Sum: 950c1b57ac45404a4cbfc92143fbef8f

  Binary Packages:

      MD5 Sum: cf76fc7d51366228d86b6ccc646ea234

      MD5 Sum: e5eeee84ba5db7e3e320eebd66851ee2

      MD5 Sum: cdf88671bfacf2157fe999fff844d9c2

      MD5 Sum: d0ad30b1522741299e6d689fd02df774

  Guardian Digital's public key:

  OpenSSL's Official Web Site:

  Security Contact:
  EnGarde Advisories:

$Id: ESA-20030320-010-openssl,v 1.2 2003/03/20 13:36:57 rwm Exp $
Author: Ryan W. Maple <>
Copyright 2003, Guardian Digital, Inc.

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