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Debian: new openssl096 packages fix denial of service

Date 10 Oct 2006
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1195-1                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Noah Meyerhans
October 10, 2006
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Package        : openssl096
Vulnerability  : denial of service (multiple)
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-2940 CVE-2006-3738 CVE-2006-4343

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the OpenSSL
cryptographic software package that could allow an attacker to launch
a denial of service attack by exhausting system resources or crashing
processes on a victim's computer.

        Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry of the Google Security Team
        discovered a buffer overflow in SSL_get_shared_ciphers utility
        function, used by some applications such as exim and mysql.  An
        attacker could send a list of ciphers that would overrun a

        Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry of the Google Security Team
        discovered a possible DoS in the sslv2 client code.  Where a
        client application uses OpenSSL to make a SSLv2 connection to
        a malicious server that server could cause the client to

        Dr S N Henson of the OpenSSL core team and Open Network
        Security recently developed an ASN1 test suite for NISCC
        ( When the test suite was run against
        OpenSSL a DoS was discovered.

        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.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.9.6m-1sarge4

This package exists only for compatibility with older software, and is
not present in the unstable or testing branches of Debian.

We recommend that you upgrade your openssl096 package.  Note that
services linking against the openssl shared libraries will need to be
restarted. Common examples of such services include most Mail
Transport Agents, SSH servers, and web servers.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian 3.1 (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:
    Size/MD5 checksum:    21115 9019caf796eb866f24d5949503b1cdb5
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2184918 1b63bfdca1c37837dddde9f1623498f9
    Size/MD5 checksum:      617 7d60c6c3ecdf502734068ab2a8b32118

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1966534 9f78dcc0f9685641a7fc3d927370d819

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   578632 f1574a0058e85cb0e2c6cff996530c97

arm architecture (ARM)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   519304 66fa4a65d803f0115dd80d5359944a2d

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   587946 353d46f3351d5a19dfdaf22f605fc627

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1756270 2747688d91dfe1cd00430a74bdef6265

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   815662 45a5b6503ed631149fea28b37a980e21

m68k architecture (Motorola Mc680x0)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   477288 da4ddff773fd7d6af0604363719b368a

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   577284 d2bf3c9d86dbba15bbb9d1cb93a6fc51

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   569246 75d69f033f833b7928a8ca521efb95ea

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   582928 72be71aae8b781ca5a7b1d1b2e738541

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   602874 e671b41d37d34b7d2055eaca112be269

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1460162 acfb3e17f005c32268fa1def17ea884b

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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