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OpenSSL servers contain a buffer overflow during the SSL2 handshake process



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Digest Name:  daily HP Secure OS Software for Linux security bulletins digest
   Created:  Wed Aug  7  3:00:03 PDT 2002

Table of Contents:

Document ID      Title
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HPSBTL0207-055   Security vulnerability in openssl (ref. 1)

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Document ID:  HPSBTL0207-055
Date Loaded:  20020730
     Title:  Security vulnerability in openssl (ref. 1)


   Originally issued: 30 July '02
   ** Rev. 1 ** 06 August '02

The information in the following Security Bulletin should be acted
upon as soon as possible.  Hewlett-Packard Company will not be
liable for any consequences to any customer resulting from the
customer's failure to fully implement instructions in this Security
Bulletin as soon as possible.

Because the vulnerability does not require a HP Secure OS
1.0 patch or re-packaging of the RPM affected by the bulletin, the
RPMs have not been produced or tested by Hewlett-Packard Company.

PROBLEM:  Updated OpenSSL packages fix several vulnerabilities

PLATFORM: Any system running HP Secure OS Software for Linux Release 1.0

DAMAGE:   Potential for remotely exploitable buffer overflow

SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate RPMs (see section B below)


AVAILABILITY: The RPMs are available now.

CHANGE SUMMARY: Rev. 1 Updated OpenSSL packages are available
A. Background

    OpenSSL is a commercial-grade, full-featured, and Open Source
   toolkit which implements the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3)
   and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as a
   full-strength general purpose cryptography library. A security
   audit of the OpenSSL code sponsored by DARPA found several
   buffer overflows in OpenSSL which affect versions 0.9.7 and
   0.9.6d and earlier.

** Rev. 1 **
>>> Additional OpenSSL security vulnerabilities were found,
   corrected and updated in the RPM packages previously made available
   under Red Hat Security Advisory number RHSA-2002:155.

 B. Fixing the problem

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** Rev. 1 **
>>> 2002-08-05 RHSA-2002:160  Updated openssl packages fix protocol
                             parsing bugs

>>> http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2002-160.html

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-----End of Document ID:  HPSBTL0207-055--------------------------------------

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