Debian: DSA-2162-1: openssl security update

    Date14 Feb 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Neel Mehta discovered that an incorrectly formatted ClientHello handshake message could cause OpenSSL to parse past the end of the message. This allows an attacker to crash an application using OpenSSL by triggering an invalid memory access. Additionally, some applications may be vulnerable
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2162-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
    February 14, 2011                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : openssl
    Vulnerability  : invalid memory access
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-0014
    
    Neel Mehta discovered that an incorrectly formatted ClientHello handshake
    message could cause OpenSSL to parse past the end of the message.  This
    allows an attacker to crash an application using OpenSSL by triggering
    an invalid memory access.  Additionally, some applications may be vulnerable
    to expose contents of a parsed OCSP nonce extension.
    
    Packages in the oldstable distribution (lenny) are not affected by this
    problem.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.9.8o-4squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.9.8o-5.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.9.8o-5.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your invalid memory access packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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