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Security update for openssl-z990


(Last modified: 31OCT2006)

solutions Security update for openssl-z990 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (b210879b4409508489b793ca24c7013a)

Applies to

Package: openssl-z990
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
Patch: patch-11271
Release: 20061031
Obsoletes: none


Install this update if using openssl on z990 hardware.



Problem description

The following security fixes were added to the openssl z990 hardware package:
  • An attacker could send a list of ciphers that would overrun a buffer in SSL_get_shared_ciphers() CVE-2006-3738
  • Fixed possible crash in SSLv2 client triggerable by a malicious server. CVE-2006-4343
  • Fixed mishandling of an error condition in parsing of certain invalid ASN1 structures, which could result in an infinite loop which consumes system memory. CVE-2006-2937
  • Certain types of public key can take disproportionate amounts of time to process. This could be used by an attacker in a denial of service attack. CVE-2006-2940
  • add fix for the CVE-2006-2940 patch: the newly introduced limit on DH modulus size could lead to a crash when exerted.
  • security vulnerability which could allow RSA Signature Forgery, fix from 0.9.8c. CVE-2006-4339
  • security fix: fix SSLv2 rollback (CAN-2005-2969)
  • add Geotrusts Equifax Root1 CA certificate, which needed to verify the authenticity of


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-z990.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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