GLSA-200904-08 : OpenSSL: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36096
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-08 (OpenSSL: Denial of Service)
The ASN1_STRING_print_ex() function does not properly check the provided length of a BMPString or UniversalString, leading to an invalid memory access.
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to print a specially crafted certificate, possibly leading to a Denial of Service.
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-0.9.8k'