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Old 8th April 2014
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Default Critical crypto bug in OpenSSL opens two-thirds of the Web to eavesdropping

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014...eavesdropping/

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Researchers have discovered an extremely critical defect in the cryptographic software library an estimated two-thirds of Web servers use to identify themselves to end users and prevent the eavesdropping of passwords, banking credentials, and other sensitive data.

The warning about the bug in OpenSSL coincided with the release of version 1.0.1g of the open-source program, which is the default cryptographic library used in the Apache and nginx Web server applications, as well as a wide variety of operating systems and e-mail and instant-messaging clients. The bug, which has resided in production versions of OpenSSL for more than two years, could make it possible for people to recover the private encryption key at the heart of the digital certificates used to authenticate Internet servers and to encrypt data traveling between them and end users. Attacks leave no traces in server logs, so there's no way of knowing if the bug has been actively exploited. Still, the risk is extraordinary, given the ability to disclose keys, passwords, and other credentials that could be used in future compromises.
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OpenBSD just released a patch to stable version 5.4 in order to fix this.
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007: SECURITY FIX: April 8, 2014 All architectures
Missing bounds checking in OpenSSL's implementation of the TLS/DTLS heartbeat extension (RFC6520) which can result in a leak of memory contents.
http://www.openbsd.org/errata54.html
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OpenBSD just released a patch to stable version 5.4 in order to fix this.

http://www.openbsd.org/errata54.html
This patch applies to versions 5.3 and 5.5 as well...

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OpenBSD 5.4 errata 7, Apr 8, 2014: Missing bounds checking in OpenSSL's
implementation of the TLS/DTLS heartbeat extension (RFC6520) which, if
exploited, can result in a leak of memory contents.

After patching, private keys and certificates exposed to services running
this code (for example web/mail server SSL certificates) should be replaced
and old certificates revoked.


Only SSL/TLS services are affected. Software that uses libcrypto alone
is not affected. In particular, ssh/sshd are not affected and there
is no need to regenerate SSH host keys that have not otherwise been
exposed.
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Thank you, comet--berkeley.

Users of -current should also maintain their systems. Either -current users should upgrade to a snapshot built after Monday Apr 7 23:57:27 2014 UTC (14 hours ago at this writing) or if they maintain by source they should update src/lib/libssl/src/ssl/d1_both.c so it is at or beyond r1.3, then rebuild. Then replace their keys.

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Thank you also. Updated packages for Slackware are available at the main site but not yet on all mirrors.
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Theo weighs in on openbsd-misc
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Default Saturday April 12...another OpenBSD 5.4 patch for OpenSSL

Yet another OpenBSD 5.4 patch to OpenSSL:

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OpenBSD 5.4 errata 8, Apr 12, 2014: A use-after-free race condition
in OpenSSL's read buffer may permit an attacker to inject data from
one connection into another.

The advice in the previous OpenSSL errata also applies.
http://www.openbsd.org/errata54.html

http://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/p..._openssl.patch
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