Package : openssl
Vulnerability : denial of service
Problem-Type : remote
CVE Ids : CAN-2003-0543CAN-2003-0544
Dr. Stephen Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org), using a test suite provided by
NISCC (www.niscc.gov.uk), discovered a number of errors in the OpenSSL
ASN1 code. Combined with an error that causes the OpenSSL code to parse
client certificates even when it should not, these errors can cause a
denial of service (DoS) condition on a system using the OpenSSL code,
depending on how that code is used. For example, even though apache-ssl
and ssh link to OpenSSL libraries, they should not be affected by this
vulnerability. However, other SSL-enabled applications may be
vulnerable and an OpenSSL upgrade is recommended.
For the current stable distribution (woody) these problems have been
fixed in version 0.9.6c-2.woody.4
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you update your openssl package. Note that you will
need to restart services which use the libssl library for this update
to take effect.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody