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<glsa id="200904-08">
<title>OpenSSL: Denial of Service</title>
An error in OpenSSL might allow for a Denial of Service when printing
certificate details.
<product type="ebuild">openssl</product>
<announced>April 07, 2009</announced>
<revised>April 07, 2009: 01</revised>
<package name="dev-libs/openssl" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.9.8k</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.9.8k</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.
The ASN1_STRING_print_ex() function does not properly check the
provided length of a BMPString or UniversalString, leading to an
invalid memory access.
<impact type="normal">
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to print a
specially crafted certificate, possibly leading to a Denial of Service.
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-0.9.8k&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2009-0590</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 04 Apr 2009 13:16:21 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 04 Apr 2009 13:41:11 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sat, 04 Apr 2009 13:41:45 +0000">