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<glsa id="200806-08">
<title>OpenSSL: Denial of Service</title>
Two vulnerabilities might allow for a Denial of Service of daemons using
<product type="ebuild">openssl</product>
<announced>June 23, 2008</announced>
<revised>June 23, 2008: 01</revised>
<package name="dev-libs/openssl" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.9.8g-r2</unaffected>
<unaffected range="lt">0.9.8f</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.9.8g-r2</vulnerable>
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.
Ossi Herrala and Jukka Taimisto of Codenomicon discovered two
A double free() call in the TLS server name extension (CVE-2008-0891).
The OpenSSL client code does not properly handle servers that omit the
Server Key Exchange message in the TLS handshake (CVE-2008-1672).
<impact type="normal">
A remote attacker could connect to a vulnerable server, or entice a
daemon to connect to a malicious server, causing a Denial of Service of
the daemon in both cases.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-libs/openssl-0.9.8g-r2&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-0891</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-1672</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 16 Jun 2008 22:48:49 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 16 Jun 2008 23:22:26 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 16 Jun 2008 23:22:36 +0000">