Slackware: openssl denial of service vulnerability
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Slackware These fix problems with ASN.1 parsing whichcould lead to a denial of service. It is not known whether theproblems could lead to the running of malicious code on theserver, but it has not been ruled out.

[slackware-security]  OpenSSL security update (SSA:2003-273-01)

Upgraded OpenSSL packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0,
9.1, and -current.  These fix problems with ASN.1 parsing which
could lead to a denial of service.  It is not known whether the
problems could lead to the running of malicious code on the
server, but it has not been ruled out.

We recommend sites that use OpenSSL upgrade to the fixed packages
right away.


Here are the details from the Slackware 9.1 ChangeLog:
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Tue Sep 30 16:16:35 PDT 2003
patches/packages/openssl-0.9.7c-i486-1.tgz:  Upgraded to OpenSSL 0.9.7c.
patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.7c-i486-1.tgz:  Upgraded to OpenSSL 0.9.7c.
  This update fixes problems with OpenSSL's ASN.1 parsing which could lead to
  a denial of service.  It is not known whether the problems could lead to the
  running of malicious code on the server, but it has not been ruled out.
  For detailed information, see OpenSSL's security advisory:
     http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20030930.txt
  We recommend sites that use OpenSSL upgrade to the fixed packages right away.
  (* Security fix *)
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WHERE TO FIND THE NEW PACKAGES:
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Updated packages for Slackware 8.1: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/openssl-0.9.6k-i386-1.tgz 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.6k-i386-1.tgz

Updated packages for Slackware 9.0: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/openssl-0.9.7c-i386-1.tgz 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.7c-i386-1.tgz

Updated packages for Slackware 9.1: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/openssl-0.9.7c-i486-1.tgz 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.7c-i486-1.tgz

Updated packages for Slackware -current: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/a/openssl-solibs-0.9.7c-i486-1.tgz 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/openssl-0.9.7c-i486-1.tgz


MD5 SIGNATURES:
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Slackware 8.1 packages:
b16847083943c529ff63a07331d1818f  openssl-0.9.6k-i386-1.tgz
a371561b0f2148149abc662d02b17381  openssl-solibs-0.9.6k-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 packages:
1a45090e4e432884de48beae5dfae540  openssl-0.9.7c-i386-1.tgz
04629d814bd468b0b9e4f7da3df92752  openssl-solibs-0.9.7c-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.1 packages:
49dbc64a43633bedb3ff8e5be93e7c6a  openssl-0.9.7c-i486-1.tgz
7598ad83ffd12e5b8e34dcf60fb18e1d  openssl-solibs-0.9.7c-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current packages:
49dbc64a43633bedb3ff8e5be93e7c6a  openssl-0.9.7c-i486-1.tgz
7598ad83ffd12e5b8e34dcf60fb18e1d  openssl-solibs-0.9.7c-i486-1.tgz


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
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Upgrade using upgradepkg (as root):
# upgradepkg openssl-0.9.7c-i486-1.tgz openssl-solibs-0.9.7c-i486-1.tgz



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