|| ||email@example.com (Dan Burcaw)|
|| ||Yellow Dog Linux Security Advisory: YDU-20020810-1|
|| ||Sat, 10 Aug 2002 00:53:54 -0600 (MDT)|
Yellow Dog Linux Security Announcement
Issue Date: August 10, 2002
Advisory ID: YDU-20020810-1
Updated openssl packages are available.
"Updated OpenSSL packages are available for [Yellow Dog Linux 2.2 and 2.3].
These updates fix multiple protocol parsing bugs which may be used in
a denial of service (DoS) attack or cause SSL-enabled applications to
OpenSSL is a commercial-grade, full-featured, and open source toolkit which
implements the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer
Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as a full-strength general purpose
Portions of the SSL protocol data stream, which include the lengths of
structures which are being transferred, may not be properly validated. This
may allow a malicious server or client to cause an affected application to
crash or enter an infinite loop, which can be used as a denial of service
(DoS) attack if the application is a server. It has not been verified if
this issue could lead to further consequences such as remote code execution.
These errata packages contain a patch to correct this vulnerability.
Please note that the original patch from the OpenSSL team had a mistake in
it which could possibly still allow buffer overflows to occur. This bug is
also fixed in these errata packages."
(from Red Hat Advisory)
a) Updating via apt...
We suggest that you use the apt-get program to keep your
system up-to-date. The following command(s) will retrieve
and install the fixed version of this update onto your system:
apt-get install openssl
b) Updating manually...
Download the updates below for your version of Yellow Dog Linux
and then run the following rpm command.
(Please use a mirror site)
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
Yellow Dog Linux 2.3
Yellow Dog Linux 2.2
MD5 checksum Package
[Yellow Dog Linux 2.3]
[Yellow Dog Linux 2.2]
I wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with,
examine the md5sum with the following command: rpm --checksig --nogpg filename
Terra Soft has setup a moderated mailing list where these security, bugfix, and package
enhancement announcements will be posted. See http://lists.yellowdoglinux.com/ for more
For information regarding the usage of apt-get, see:
yellowdog-updates mailing list
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