New OpenSSL upstream version 0.9.8n fixes a security issue detailed in the upstream "Record of death" vulnerability security advisory:
In TLS connections, certain incorrectly formatted records can cause an
OpenSSL client or server to crash due to a read attempt at NULL.
Affected versions depend on the C compiler used with OpenSSL:
- If 'short' is a 16-bit integer, this issue applies only to OpenSSL 0.9.8m.
- Otherwise, this issue applies to OpenSSL 0.9.8f through 0.9.8m.
Users of OpenSSL should update to the OpenSSL 0.9.8n release, which contains
a patch to correct this issue. If upgrading is not immediately possible,
the source code patch provided in this advisory should be applied.
Bodo Moeller and Adam Langley (Google) have identified the vulnerability
and prepared the fix.
Upstream CVS commit:
This issue did not affect openssl packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5.
Th size of 'short' is 16-bit on all platforms on which Red Hat Enterprise Linux is supported. Upstream version 0.9.8m was submitted as an update to Fedora 11, but has not been pushed to stable yet. 1.0.0-beta versions are reportedly affected too.
openssl-0.9.8n-1.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
openssl-1.0.0-1.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.
openssl-1.0.0-1.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.
openssl-1.0.0-1.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
openssl-1.0.0-4.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.
openssl-1.0.0-4.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.