Slackware: openssl
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New openssl packages are available for Slackware 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, and -current to fix a security issue when connecting to an SSL/TLS server that uses a certificate containing a DSA or ECDSA key.
[slackware-security]  openssl (SSA:2009-014-01)

New openssl packages are available for Slackware 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2,
and -current to fix a security issue when connecting to an SSL/TLS server
that uses a certificate containing a DSA or ECDSA key.

More details about this issue may be found here:
  http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20090107.txt
  http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2008-016.html
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5077


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.2 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/openssl-0.9.8i-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz:
  Patched to fix the return value EVP_VerifyFinal, preventing malformed
  signatures from being considered good.  This flaw could possibly allow a
  'man in the middle' attack.
  For more information, see:
    http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20090107.txt
    http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2008-016.html
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5077
  (* Security fix *)
patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.8i-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz:
  Patched to fix the return value EVP_VerifyFinal, preventing malformed
  signatures from being considered good.  This flaw could possibly allow a
  'man in the middle' attack.
  For more information, see:
    http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20090107.txt
    http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2008-016.html
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5077
  (* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/openssl-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack11.0.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack11.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/openssl-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack12.0.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/openssl-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack12.1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/openssl-0.9.8i-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/openssl-solibs-0.9.8i-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/a/openssl-solibs-0.9.8i-i486-2.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/openssl-0.9.8i-i486-2.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 11.0 package:
7debc62bd78f7fef599452a5a42aafa2  openssl-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack11.0.tgz
b8ff499bdb6b39af8c9b1dbdd414e719  openssl-solibs-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
028d8569c8c8ff81eb2db2186de977f0  openssl-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack12.0.tgz
d650635e4eb4d1fa61e6a7dd5e2382b1  openssl-solibs-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
c316ed24bfdf085f601d7f26e4268044  openssl-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack12.1.tgz
629dfe5fb6576eadb176b1cacfc7261d  openssl-solibs-0.9.8h-i486-2_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
79ea770e7d91bfbb1e4bb68fe43b2dee  openssl-0.9.8i-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz
8900bb9731175fe2fef0b8b0869d74d9  openssl-solibs-0.9.8i-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
3ac4e878e8f772cc360ddfe26dcabf1e  openssl-solibs-0.9.8i-i486-2.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg openssl-0.9.8i-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz openssl-solibs-0.9.8i-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz


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