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Security update for package openssl

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(Last modified: 28MAR2003)


solutions Security update for package openssl SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (2d2d8d084dc6f07d2f6b2c53525b8240)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Database Server
SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2

SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
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 Office Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE eMail Server II
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF

Package: openssl
Release: 20030328
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using openssl should install this patch.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This is a security fix for two different kinds of attacks against the RSA implementation:
  • a timing-based attack on RSA keys
  • an extension of the "Bleichenbacher attack" on RSA.
Remote attackers can compute the private RSA key by observing the timing behavior of services using openssl.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fhv openssl.rpm
For detailed information on the timing-based attack on RSA keys please have a look here:
http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20030317.txt

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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