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Two vulnerabilities might allow for a Denial of Service of daemons using OpenSSL.
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.
Ossi Herrala and Jukka Taimisto of Codenomicon discovered two vulnerabilities:
A remote attacker could connect to a vulnerable server, or entice a daemon to connect to a malicious server, causing a Denial of Service of the daemon in both cases.
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-0.9.8g-r2"
[ 1 ] CVE-2008-0891
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0891 [ 2 ] CVE-2008-1672
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