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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201404-07 ] OpenSSL: Information Disclosure Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: OpenSSL: Information Disclosure (GLSA 201404-07)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: April 08, 2014
Updated: July 07, 2014
Bug(s): #505278, #507074
ID: 201404-07


Multiple Information Disclosure vulnerabilities in OpenSSL allow
remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via various vectors.


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: < 1.0.1g
Unaffected: >= 1.0.1g
Unaffected: >= 0.9.8y < 0.9.9
Unaffected: >= 0.9.8z_p1 < 0.9.9
Unaffected: >= 0.9.8z_p2 < 0.9.9
Unaffected: >= 0.9.8z_p3 < 0.9.9
Unaffected: >= 0.9.8z_p4 < 0.9.9
Unaffected: >= 0.9.8z_p5 < 0.9.9
Architectures: All supported architectures


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in OpenSSL:
  • OpenSSL incorrectly handles memory in the TLS heartbeat extension,
    leading to information disclosure of 64kb per request, possibly
    including private keys (“Heartbleed bug”, OpenSSL 1.0.1 only,
  • The Montgomery ladder implementation of OpenSSL improperly handles
    swap operations (CVE-2014-0076).


A remote attacker could exploit these issues to disclose information,
including private keys or other sensitive information, or perform
side-channel attacks to obtain ECDSA nonces.


Disabling the tls-heartbeat USE flag (enabled by default) provides a
workaround for the CVE-2014-0160 issue.


All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/openssl-1.0.1g"
Note: All services using OpenSSL to provide TLS connections have to be
restarted for the update to take effect. Utilities like
app-admin/lib_users can aid in identifying programs using OpenSSL.
As private keys may have been compromised using the Heartbleed attack,
it is recommended to regenerate them.


Heartbleed bug website

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