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Gentoo: OpenSSL Certificate validation error Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo An error in the OpenSSL certificate chain validation might allow for spoofing attacks.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200902-02
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: OpenSSL: Certificate validation error
      Date: February 12, 2009
      Bugs: #251346
        ID: 200902-02

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Synopsis
========

An error in the OpenSSL certificate chain validation might allow for
spoofing attacks.

Background
==========

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
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package           /  Vulnerable  /                     Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-libs/openssl      < 0.9.8j                          >= 0.9.8j

Description
===========

The Google Security Team reported that several functions incorrectly
check the result after calling the EVP_VerifyFinal() function, allowing
a malformed signature to be treated as a good signature rather than as
an error. This issue affects the signature checks on DSA and ECDSA keys
used with SSL/TLS.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability and spoof arbitrary
names to conduct Man-In-The-Middle attacks and intercept sensitive
information.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/openssl-0.9.8j"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-5077
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5077

Availability
============

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200902-02.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 2009 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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