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Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory: OpenSSL

Jul 11, 2001, 18:50 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 14:41:41 +0200
Subject: TSLSA-2001-0012 - OpenSSL
From: Trustix Secure Linux Advisor <tsl@trustix.com>

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Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2001-0012

Package name:      OpenSSL
Date:              2001-07-11
Affected versions: TSL 1.01, 1.1, 1.2

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Problem description:
  From the OpenSSL Advisory:
    The pseudo-random number generator (PRNG) in SSLeay/OpenSSL versions
    up to 0.9.6a is weakened by a design error.  Knowing the output of
    specific PRNG requests (including a number of consecutive very short
    PRNG requests) would allow an attacker to determine the PRNG's
    internal state and thus to predict future PRNG output.

Action:
  We recommend that all systems with this package installed are upgraded.


Location:
  All TSL updates are available from
  http://www.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/updates/
  ftp://ftp.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/updates/


Automatic updates:
  Users of the SWUP tool, can enjoy having updates automatically
  installed using 'swup --upgrade'.
  Note that kernel packages are not normally fit to be upgraded this way
  and therefore excluded in the default configuration.

  Get SWUP from:
  ftp://ftp.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/software/swup/


Questions?
  Check out our mailing lists:
  http://www.trustix.net/support/


Verification:
  This advisory along with all TSL packages are signed with the TSL sign key.
  This key available from:
  http://www.trustix.net/TSL-GPG-KEY

  The advisory itself is available from the errata page at
  http://www.trustix.net/errata/trustix-1.2/
  or directly at
  http://www.trustix.net/errata/misc/2001/TSL-2001-0012-openssl.asc.txt

MD5sums of the packages:
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caa5dc40088b00e9a77c4721939783b1  ./1.2/SRPMS/openssl-0.9.6-2tr.src.rpm
e2c6604fc4013abea33c23b6b9a7cbad  ./1.2/RPMS/openssl-devel-0.9.6-2tr.i586.rpm
0a64aca805351c89eb87eb992c0005d1  ./1.2/RPMS/openssl-0.9.6-2tr.i586.rpm
6849562cfee9afa4d22ef6f599292fc3  ./1.1/SRPMS/openssl-0.9.5a-2tr.src.rpm
ec88b361720e40d6507b472ab397490a  ./1.1/RPMS/openssl-devel-0.9.5a-2tr.i586.rpm
605b5b006f4b0c6d3894ee50fbffbb33  ./1.1/RPMS/openssl-0.9.5a-2tr.i586.rpm
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Trustix Security Team