SUSE-SU-2015:0553-2: important: Security update for compat-openssl098

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Fri Mar 20 06:04:50 MDT 2015

   SUSE Security Update: Security update for compat-openssl098

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2015:0553-2
Rating:             important
References:         #915976 #919648 #920236 #922488 #922496 #922499 
                    #922500 #922501 
Cross-References:   CVE-2009-5146 CVE-2015-0209 CVE-2015-0286
                    CVE-2015-0287 CVE-2015-0288 CVE-2015-0289
                    CVE-2015-0292 CVE-2015-0293
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12

   An update that fixes 8 vulnerabilities is now available.


   OpenSSL was updated to fix various security issues.

   Following security issues were fixed:
   - CVE-2015-0209: A Use After Free following d2i_ECPrivatekey error was
     fixed which could lead to crashes for attacker supplied Elliptic Curve
     keys. This could be exploited over SSL connections with client supplied

   - CVE-2015-0286: A segmentation fault in ASN1_TYPE_cmp was fixed that
     could be exploited by attackers when e.g. client authentication is used.
     This could be exploited over SSL connections.

   - CVE-2015-0287: A ASN.1 structure reuse memory corruption was fixed. This
     problem can not be exploited over regular SSL connections, only if
     specific client programs use specific ASN.1 routines.

   - CVE-2015-0288: A X509_to_X509_REQ NULL pointer dereference was fixed,
     which could lead to crashes. This function is not commonly used, and not
     reachable over SSL methods.

   - CVE-2015-0289: Several PKCS7 NULL pointer dereferences were fixed, which
     could lead to crashes of programs using the PKCS7 APIs. The SSL apis do
     not use those by default.

   - CVE-2015-0292: Various issues in base64 decoding were fixed, which could
     lead to crashes with memory corruption, for instance by using attacker
     supplied PEM data.

   - CVE-2015-0293: Denial of service via reachable assert in SSLv2 servers,
     could be used by remote attackers to terminate the server process. Note
     that this requires SSLv2 being allowed, which is not the default.

   - CVE-2009-5146: A memory leak in the TLS hostname extension was fixed,
     which could be used by remote attackers to run SSL services out of

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
   Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-135=1

   To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 (x86_64):



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