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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200902-02 ] OpenSSL: Certificate validation error Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: OpenSSL: Certificate validation error (GLSA 200902-02)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: February 12, 2009
Bug(s): #251346
ID: 200902-02

Synopsis

An error in the OpenSSL certificate chain validation might allow for spoofing attacks.

Background

OpenSSL is an Open Source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) as well as a general purpose cryptography library.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-libs/openssl
Vulnerable: < 0.9.8j
Unaffected: >= 0.9.8j
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The Google Security Team reported that several functions incorrectly check the result after calling the EVP_VerifyFinal() function, allowing a malformed signature to be treated as a good signature rather than as an error. This issue affects the signature checks on DSA and ECDSA keys used with SSL/TLS.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability and spoof arbitrary names to conduct Man-In-The-Middle attacks and intercept sensitive information.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/openssl-0.9.8j"


References

CVE-2008-5077
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