Slackware 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : OpenSSL security update (SSA:2003-273-01)

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Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

Upgraded OpenSSL packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1,
and -current. These fix problems with ASN.1 parsing which could lead
to a denial of service. It is not known whether the problems could
lead to the running of malicious code on the server, but it has not
been ruled out. We recommend sites that use OpenSSL upgrade to the
fixed packages right away.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f48957c5

Solution :

Update the affected openssl and / or openssl-solibs packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18740 ()

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