[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: openssl-0.9.8g-1, openssl-devel-0.9.8g-1
Fri Oct 19 12:25:00 GMT 2007
I've updated the version of OpenSSL to 0.9.8g-1. This also includes the
This is an upstream security and bugfix release. The Cygwin release is
the vanilla version, no additional patches.
The previous version, 0.9.8f, has been release a week ago, 11-Oct-2007.
It was a security and bugfix release, but for some reason no official
announcement has been sent, only a list of vulnerabilities fixed in
The official announcement for 0.9.8g does not contain any hint about the
security fixes applied to the 0.9.8f version. For that reason you will
find below the official release message for 0.9.8g, as well as the list
of vulnerabilities fixed in 0.9.8f.
OpenSSL Security Advisory [12-Oct-2007]
Andy Polyakov discovered a flaw in OpenSSL's DTLS implementation which
could lead to the compromise of clients and servers with DTLS enabled.
DTLS is a datagram variant of TLS specified in RFC 4347 first
supported in OpenSSL version 0.9.8. Note that the vulnerabilities do
not affect SSL and TLS so only clients and servers explicitly using
DTLS are affected.
We believe this flaw will permit remote code execution.
This vulnerability is tracked as CVE-2007-4995.
All releases of 0.9.8 prior to 0.9.8f.
a) Upgrade to the latest version of OpenSSL (0.9.8f) and rebuild all
packages using OpenSSL for DTLS.
b) Disable DTLS.
Moritz Jodeit found an off-by-one error in SSL_get_shared_ciphers(), a
function that should normally only be used for logging or debugging.
The impact of this overflow is unclear.
This vulnerability is tracked as CVE-2007-5135.
All releases of 0.9.8 prior to 0.9.8f. All releases of 0.9.7 prior to
(Note that versions prior to 0.9.8d and 0.9.7l actually had a worse
problem in the same function).
a) Don't use SSL_get_shared_ciphers().
b) Upgrade to 0.9.8f.
Official release message:
OpenSSL - The Open Source toolkit for SSL/TLS
The OpenSSL project team is pleased to announce the release of
version 0.9.8g of our open source toolkit for SSL/TLS. This new
OpenSSL version is a bugfix release. For a complete list of changes,
We consider OpenSSL 0.9.8g to be the best version of OpenSSL
available and we strongly recommend that users of older versions
upgrade as soon as possible. OpenSSL 0.9.8g is available for
download via HTTP and FTP from the following master locations (you
can find the various FTP mirrors under
The distribution file names are:
MD5 checksum: acf70a16359bf3658bdfb74bda1c4419
SHA1 checksum: 4e9c5ced466715d18fd924de79bde5c15da80fa1
The checksums were calculated using the following commands:
openssl md5 openssl-0.9.*.tar.gz
openssl sha1 openssl-0.9.*.tar.gz
The OpenSSL Project Team...
Mark J. Cox Nils Larsch Ulf MÃ¶ller
Ralf S. Engelschall Ben Laurie Andy Polyakov
Dr. Stephen Henson Richard Levitte Geoff Thorpe
Lutz JÃ¤nicke Bodo MÃ¶ller
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
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