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Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: openssl

Jul 19, 2001, 20:20 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 20:34:17 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <security@linux-mandrake.com>
Subject: MDKSA-2001:065 - openssl update


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           openssl
Date:                   July 18th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:065

Affected versions:      7.1, 7.2, 8.0, Corporate Server 1.0.1,
                        Single Network Firewall 7.2

Problem Description:

 The pseudo-random number generator in OpenSSL versions up to 0.9.6a has
 a design flaw.  By knowing the output of specific PRNG requests, an
 attacker would be able to determine the PRNG's internal state and thus
 predict future PRNG output.



Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:
  rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team at
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
1a1d6474342301a3ad43beca47bb19ff  7.1/RPMS/openssl-0.9.5a-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
39f1223a964c9cb0b5588457385c4739  7.1/RPMS/openssl-devel-0.9.5a-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
04fda645da3714a71624a729e5954c78  7.1/SRPMS/openssl-0.9.5a-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
28d9da5ffaf74b3e7b2fd840cba9503e  7.2/RPMS/openssl-0.9.5a-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
26001af79f5bd71eca0e36d340bb1e4d  7.2/RPMS/openssl-devel-0.9.5a-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
e520be24cdc8334e6cc29f46ff5889ab  7.2/SRPMS/openssl-0.9.5a-8.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
f54861925712bd65d7d5555a0e38ff10  8.0/RPMS/openssl-0.9.6-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
c158998f6a756797377eecbd05e1aeba  8.0/RPMS/openssl-devel-0.9.6-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
3a82451e57a589b9bef82b10331dc1f4  8.0/SRPMS/openssl-0.9.6-7.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
1a1d6474342301a3ad43beca47bb19ff  1.0.1/RPMS/openssl-0.9.5a-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
39f1223a964c9cb0b5588457385c4739  1.0.1/RPMS/openssl-devel-0.9.5a-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
04fda645da3714a71624a729e5954c78  1.0.1/SRPMS/openssl-0.9.5a-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Single Network Firewall 7.2:
28d9da5ffaf74b3e7b2fd840cba9503e  snf7.2/RPMS/openssl-0.9.5a-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
e520be24cdc8334e6cc29f46ff5889ab  snf7.2/SRPMS/openssl-0.9.5a-8.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):


To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".

You can download the updates directly from one of the mirror sites
listed at:


Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory.
For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for
Mandrake Linux 8.0, look for it in "updates/8.0/RPMS/".  Updated source
RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

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