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Security update for OpenSSL

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(Last modified: 17OCT2005)


solutions Security update for OpenSSL SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (66fe930899c74b0ad097886cced1db5c)

Applies to

Package: openssl
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
Patch: patch-10530
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

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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