Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : openssl (MDKSA-2003:020)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14005
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIn an upcoming paper, Brice Canvel (EPFL), Alain Hiltgen (UBS), Serge Vaudenay (EPFL), and Martin Vuagnoux (EPFL, Ilion) describe and demonstrate a timing-based attack on CBC ciphersuites in SSL and TLS.
New versions of openssl have been released in response to this vulnerability (0.9.6i and 0.9.7a). The openssl released with Linux-Mandrake 7.2 and Single Network Firewall 7.2 has been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.