USN-353-2: OpenSSL vulnerability
05 October 2006
USN-353-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in OpenSSL. However, Mark J
Cox noticed that the applied patch for CVE-2006-2940 was flawed. This
update corrects that patch.
For reference, this is the relevant part of the original advisory:
Certain types of public key could take disproportionate amounts of
time to process. The library now limits the maximum key exponent
size to avoid Denial of Service attacks. (CVE-2006-2940)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system upgrade you need to reboot your computer to
effect the necessary changes.
- USN-353-1: libssl0.9.8, libssl0.9.7