GLSA-200710-30 : OpenSSL: Remote execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 27592
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-30 (OpenSSL: Remote execution of arbitrary code)
Andy Polyakov reported a vulnerability in the OpenSSL toolkit, that is caused due to an unspecified off-by-one error within the DTLS implementation.
A remote attacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service. Only clients and servers explicitly using DTLS are affected, systems using SSL and TLS are not.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/openssl-0.9.8f'