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Gentoo: 201404-07 OpenSSL: Information Disclosure Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple Information Disclosure vulnerabilities in OpenSSL allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via various vectors.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201404-07
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: OpenSSL: Information Disclosure
     Date: April 08, 2014
     Bugs: #505278, #507074
       ID: 201404-07

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Synopsis
========

Multiple Information Disclosure vulnerabilities in OpenSSL allow remote
attackers to obtain sensitive information via various vectors.

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

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-libs/openssl             < 1.0.1g                  >= 1.0.1g 

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

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in OpenSSL:

* OpenSSL incorrectly handles memory in the TLS heartbeat extension,
  leading to information disclosure of 64kb per request, possibly
  including private keys ("Heartbleed bug", OpenSSL 1.0.1 only,
  CVE-2014-0160).
* The Montgomery ladder implementation of OpenSSL improperly handles
  swap operations (CVE-2014-0076).

Impact
======

A remote attacker could exploit these issues to disclose information,
including private keys or other sensitive information, or perform
side-channel attacks to obtain ECDSA nonces.

Workaround
==========

Disabling the tls-heartbeat USE flag (enabled by default) provides a
workaround for the CVE-2014-0160 issue.

Resolution
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All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/openssl-1.0.1g"

Note: All services using OpenSSL to provide TLS connections have to be
restarted for the update to take effect. Utilities like
app-admin/lib_users can aid in identifying programs using OpenSSL.

As private keys may have been compromised using the Heartbleed attack,
it is recommended to regenerate them.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2014-0076
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-0076
[ 2 ] CVE-2014-0160
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-0160
[ 3 ] Heartbleed bug website
      http://heartbleed.com/

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

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201404-07.xml

Concerns?
=========

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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2014 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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