Security update for OpenSSL

SUSE Security Update: Security update for OpenSSL
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2015:1184-1
Rating: important
References: #929678 #931698 #933911 #934487 #934489 #934491 #934493
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS

  • An update that fixes 7 vulnerabilities is now available. It includes one version update.


    OpenSSL 0.9.8j was updated to fix several security issues.

    • CVE-2015-4000: The Logjam Attack ( ) has been addressed by rejecting connections with DH parameters shorter than 1024 bits. We now also generate 2048-bit DH parameters by default.
    • CVE-2015-1788: Malformed ECParameters could cause an infinite loop.
    • CVE-2015-1789: An out-of-bounds read in X509_cmp_time was fixed.
    • CVE-2015-1790: A PKCS7 decoder crash with missing EnvelopedContent was fixed.
    • CVE-2015-1792: A CMS verification infinite loop when using an unknown hash function was fixed.
    • CVE-2015-1791: Fixed a race condition in NewSessionTicket creation.
    • CVE-2015-3216: Fixed a potential crash in ssleay_rand_bytes due to locking regression.
    • fixed a timing side channel in RSA decryption (bnc#929678)

    Additional changes:

    • In the default SSL cipher string EXPORT ciphers are now disabled. This will only get active if applications get rebuilt and actually use this string. (bnc#931698)
    • Added the ECC ciphersuites to the DEFAULT cipher class (bnc#879179)

    Security Issues:

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
    Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS:
      zypper in -t patch slessp1-libopenssl-devel=10794

    To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS (i586 s390x x86_64) [New Version: 0.9.8j]:
      • libopenssl-devel-0.9.8j-0.72.1
      • libopenssl0_9_8-0.9.8j-0.72.1
      • libopenssl0_9_8-hmac-0.9.8j-0.72.1
      • openssl-0.9.8j-0.72.1
      • openssl-doc-0.9.8j-0.72.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS (s390x x86_64) [New Version: 0.9.8j]:
      • libopenssl0_9_8-32bit-0.9.8j-0.72.1
      • libopenssl0_9_8-hmac-32bit-0.9.8j-0.72.1