Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : openssl (MDVSA-2010:168)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49078
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been found and corrected in openssl :
Double free vulnerability in the ssl3_get_key_exchange function in the OpenSSL client (ssl/s3_clnt.c) in OpenSSL 1.0.0a, 0.9.8, 0.9.7, and possibly other versions, when using ECDH, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted private key with an invalid prime. NOTE:
some sources refer to this as a use-after-free issue (CVE-2010-2939).
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.