[OpenPKG-SA-2006.018] OpenPKG Security Advisory (openssl)



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OpenPKG Security Advisory The OpenPKG Project
http://www.openpkg.org/security/ http://www.openpkg.org
openpkg-security@xxxxxxxxxxx openpkg@xxxxxxxxxxx
OpenPKG-SA-2006.018 06-Sep-2006
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Package: openssl
Vulnerability: signature verification failure
OpenPKG Specific: no

Affected Releases: Affected Packages: Corrected Packages:
OpenPKG CURRENT <= openssl-0.9.8b-20060505 >= openssl-0.9.8c-20060905
OpenPKG 2-STABLE <= openssl-0.9.8b-2.20060622 >= openssl-0.9.8c-2.20060906
OpenPKG 2.5-RELEASE <= openssl-0.9.8a-2.5.1 >= openssl-0.9.8a-2.5.2

Description:
According to a vendor security advisory [0], Daniel Bleichenbacher
described a possible attack on PKCS #1 v1.5 signatures which affects
the cryptography and SSL/TLS toolkit OpenSSL [1].

If an RSA key with exponent 3 is used it may be possible to forge
a PKCS #1 v1.5 signature signed by that key. Implementations may
incorrectly verify the certificate if they are not checking for excess
data in the RSA exponentiation result of the signature. Since there
are CAs using exponent 3 in wide use, and PKCS #1 v1.5 is used in
X.509 certificates, all software that uses OpenSSL to verify X.509
certificates is potentially vulnerable, as well as any other use of
PKCS #1 v1.5. This includes software that uses OpenSSL for SSL or TLS.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the id
CVE-2006-4339 [2] to the problem.
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References:
[0] http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20060905.txt
[1] http://www.openssl.org/
[2] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4339
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