Novell is now a part of Micro Focus

Security update for OpenSSL

Knowledgebase

(Last modified: 17OCT2005)


solutions Security update for OpenSSL SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (5ac94511860f4bb76c8ce92f5791934b)

Applies to

Package: openssl
openssl-devel
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
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 Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-10533
Release: 20051017
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using OpenSSL should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes a protocol downgrading attack in openssl which allows a man-in-the-middle attacker to force the usage of SSLv2. This happens due to the work-around code of SSL_OP_MSIE_SSLV2_RSA_PADDING which is included in SSL_OP_ALL. (CAN-2005-2969)
Additionally this update adds the Geotrusts Equifax Root1 CA certificate, to allow correct certification against Novell Inc. websites and services.

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 -Fvh openssl.rpm openssl-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


Disclaimer

The Origin of this information may be internal or external to Novell. Novell makes all reasonable efforts to verify this information. However, the information provided in this document is for your information only. Novell makes no explicit or implied claims to the validity of this information.

Any trademarks referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners. Consult your product manuals for complete trademark information.

© Micro Focus