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|Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200710-30 ] OpenSSL: Remote execution of arbitrary co
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: OpenSSL: Remote execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200710-30)
Date: October 27, 2007
Updated: October 30, 2007
OpenSSL contains a vulnerability allowing execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
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.
Vulnerable: < 0.9.8f
Unaffected: >= 0.9.8f
Architectures: All supported architectures
Andy Polyakov reported a vulnerability in the OpenSSL toolkit, that is caused due to an unspecified off-by-one error within the DTLS implementation.
A remote attacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service. Only clients and servers explicitly using DTLS are affected, systems using SSL and TLS are not.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/openssl-0.9.8f"
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