Slackware: 2014-098-01: openssl: Security Update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New openssl packages are available for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, and -current to fix security issues. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  openssl (SSA:2014-098-01)

New openssl packages are available for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, and -current to
fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/openssl-1.0.1g-i486-1_slack14.1.txz:  Upgraded.
  This update fixes two security issues:
  A missing bounds check in the handling of the TLS heartbeat extension
  can be used to reveal up to 64k of memory to a connected client or server.
  Thanks for Neel Mehta of Google Security for discovering this bug and to
  Adam Langley  and Bodo Moeller  for
  preparing the fix.
  Fix for the attack described in the paper "Recovering OpenSSL
  ECDSA Nonces Using the FLUSH+RELOAD Cache Side-channel Attack"
  by Yuval Yarom and Naomi Benger. Details can be obtained from:
  For more information, see:
  (* Security fix *)
patches/packages/openssl-solibs-1.0.1g-i486-1_slack14.1.txz:  Upgraded.

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated packages for Slackware 14.0:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 14.0:

Updated packages for Slackware 14.1:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 14.1:

Updated packages for Slackware -current:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 14.0 packages:
5467a62ebfbe9a9bfff64dcc4cfcdf7d  openssl-1.0.1g-i486-1_slack14.0.txz
bdadd9920f2ce6fe4a0a7bd0d96f99df  openssl-solibs-1.0.1g-i486-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.0 packages:
11ede2992e2b5d15bd3ffc5807571350  openssl-1.0.1g-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz
858ea6409aab45a67a880458ce48f923  openssl-solibs-1.0.1g-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware 14.1 packages:
8638083d9768ffcc4b7c597806ca634c  openssl-1.0.1g-i486-1_slack14.1.txz
4d9dfe9db9e1f286ead72fc60971807b  openssl-solibs-1.0.1g-i486-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.1 packages:
d85f8f451f71dd606f3adb59e582322a  openssl-1.0.1g-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz
43ff4bbfe26f99e7a3b9145146d191a0  openssl-solibs-1.0.1g-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware -current packages:
265a66855320207d4a7567ac5ae9a747  a/openssl-solibs-1.0.1g-i486-1.txz
bf07a4b17f1c78a4081e2cfb711b8748  n/openssl-1.0.1g-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current packages:
27e5135d764bd87bdb784b288e416b22  a/openssl-solibs-1.0.1g-x86_64-1.txz
5ef747eed99ac34102b34d8d0eaed3a8  n/openssl-1.0.1g-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg openssl-1.0.1g-i486-1_slack14.1.txz openssl-solibs-1.0.1g-i486-1_slack14.1.txz


Slackware Linux Security Team