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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201507-15

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201507-15
Posted Jul 10, 2015
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201507-15 - Certain checks on untrusted certificates can be bypassed. Versions less than 1.0.1p are affected.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2015-1793
MD5 | fdb07e365e621306adddb2c0d75986a8

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201507-15

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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenSSL: Alternate chains certificate forgery
Date: July 10, 2015
Bugs: #554172
ID: 201507-15

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Synopsis
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Certain checks on untrusted certificates can be bypassed.

Background
==========

OpenSSL is an Open Source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer
(SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) as well as a general
purpose cryptography library.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-libs/openssl < 1.0.1p >= 1.0.1p

Description
===========

During certificate verification, OpenSSL attempts to find an
alternative certificate chain if the first attempt to build such a
chain fails.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could cause certain checks on untrusted
certificates to be bypassed, such as the CA flag, enabling them to use
a valid leaf certificate to act as a CA and "issue" an invalid
certificate.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/openssl-1.0.1p"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2015-1793
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-1793

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201507-15

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2015 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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