Slackware: OpenSSL Denial of service vulnerability
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Slackware Fixes available for two potential denial-of-service issues in earlier versions of OpenSSL.

[slackware-security]  OpenSSL security update (SSA:2004-077-01)

Upgraded OpenSSL packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0,
9.1, and -current.  These fix two potential denial-of-service
issues in earlier versions of OpenSSL.

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

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

   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0079
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0112

Here are the details from the Slackware 9.1 ChangeLog:
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Wed Mar 17 14:41:42 PST 2004
patches/packages/openssl-0.9.7d-i486-1.tgz:  Upgraded to openssl-0.9.7d.
patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.7d-i486-1.tgz:  Upgraded to
  openssl-0.9.7d.  This fixes two potential denial-of-service issues in
  earlier versions of OpenSSL.  For more details, see:
     http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0079
     http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0112
  (* 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-0.9.6m-i386-1.tgz 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.6m-i386-1.tgz

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

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

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


MD5 SIGNATURES:
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Slackware 8.1 packages:
9526929bee40c6f29ddd3e9549deff3a  openssl-0.9.6m-i386-1.tgz
8e9e9121276309c6082d4f16aa1ba31e  openssl-solibs-0.9.6m-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 packages:
51738802d6c2c33852870e5921a96b71  openssl-0.9.7d-i386-1.tgz
18a9c560acf5c9df7f782bd16455d964  openssl-solibs-0.9.7d-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.1 packages:
24e4d36cf911d45c5e33a075bb353a85  openssl-0.9.7d-i486-1.tgz
b53517348c04a279fb8139d98367f1cb  openssl-solibs-0.9.7d-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current packages:
04df11995b00fcd19cdf2ced00c962eb  openssl-0.9.7d-i486-1.tgz
bd21b8d487217758b903bdbc9ac309a1  openssl-solibs-0.9.7d-i486-1.tgz


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


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