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Security update for compat-openssl097g

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(Last modified: 16OCT2006)


solutions Security update for compat-openssl097g SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (645fcdee38c73a84cfb50dd9a46f5704)

Applies to

Package: compat-openssl097g
Product(s): SUSE SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE SLES 10 for x86
SUSE SLES 10 for IPF
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM POWER
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE SLES 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T

Release: 20061016
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using this package should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A buffer overflow condition within the SSL_get_shared_ciphers() function and a DoS condition known as "parasitic public keys" have been fixed. The later problem allowed attackers to trick the OpenSSL engine to spend an extraordinary amount of time to process public keys.
The following CAN numbers have been assigned: CVE-2006-2937, CVE-2006-2940, CVE-2006-3738, CVE-2006-4339 and CVE-2006-4343.

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 compat-openssl097g.rpm

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