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Recommended update for package perl-Net_SSLeay


(Last modified: 27NOV2002)

solutions Recommended update for package perl-Net_SSLeay SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (16764accdd342ae2b5f78e0bdcfe0f8d)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: perl-Net_SSLeay
Release: 20021127
Obsoletes: none


This update should be installed on all systems that use the perl-Net_SSLeay package.



Problem description

This update fixes two memory leaks in the perl-Net_SSLeay module:
  • When repeatedly calling the load_error_strings() function the underlying OpenSSL call allocates memory each time the call is made, which can lead to a memory overflow. This problem is resolved by using a wrapper function which will call the underlying function only once.
  • The second leak is caused by not freeing a data structure, which is now eliminated within the appropriate functions.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as a RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fhv perl-Net_SSLeay.rpm

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