openSUSE Security Update : openssl (openSUSE-SU-2013:1630-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update disables compression in openssl by default, as the varying
sizes resulting from compression can be used to retrieve plaintext in
various cases. (CRIME attack CVE-2012-4929).

This update introduces a environment variable OPENSSL_NO_DEFAULT_ZLIB
which can be set to 'no' to reenable compression in selected services.

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-11/msg00005.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=793420

Solution :

Update the affected openssl packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75185 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4929

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