rPSA-2009-0057-1 m2crypto openssl openssl-scripts



rPath Security Advisory: 2009-0057-1
Published: 2009-04-03
Products:
rPath Appliance Platform Linux Service 1
rPath Appliance Platform Linux Service 2
rPath Linux 1
rPath Linux 2

Rating: Minor
Exposure Level Classification:
Indirect Deterministic Denial of Service
Updated Versions:
m2crypto=conary.rpath.com@rpl:2/0.18-1-0.2
openssl=conary.rpath.com@rpl:1/0.9.7f-10.16-1[krb]
openssl=conary.rpath.com@rpl:2/0.9.8g-7.2-1
openssl-scripts=conary.rpath.com@rpl:1/0.9.7f-10.13-1[krb]
openssl-scripts=conary.rpath.com@rpl:2/0.9.8g-7.2-1

rPath Issue Tracking System:
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2994
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2997

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0590
http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20090325.txt

Description:
Previous versions of OpenSSL were vulnerable to denial of
service (crash) that could be caused when SSL enabled
applications called the ASN1_STRING_print_ex function to print
a BMPString or UniversalString.

Additionally, previous versions of the OpenSSL package in rPath
Linux 2 did not provide a unique shared object version compared
to rPath Linux 1. The m2crypto package has been rebuilt
to depend on this new shared object version. In certain unusual
cases, updating from an operating system or software
appliance based on rPath Linux 1 to a version based on
rPath Linux 2 could fail the update. Specifically, this would
happen if the rPath Appliance Platform Agent was added to the
list of critical updates.

http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0057

Copyright 2009 rPath, Inc.
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