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by Nikola Strahija on July 30th, 2002 The OpenSSL development team has announced that a security audit by A.L. Digital Ltd and The Bunker, under the DARPA CHATS program, has revealed remotely exploitable buffer overflow conditions in the OpenSSL code. Additionaly, the ASN1 parser in OpenSSL has a potential DoS attack independently discovered by Adi Stav and James Yonan.

CAN-2002-0655 references overflows in buffers used to hold ASCII
representations of integers on 64 bit platforms. CAN-2002-0656
references buffer overflows in the SSL2 server implementation (by
sending an invalid key to the server) and the SSL3 client implementation
(by sending a large session id to the client). The SSL2 issue was also
noticed by Neohapsis, who have privately demonstrated exploit code for
this issue. CAN-2002-0659 references the ASN1 parser DoS issue.

These vulnerabilities have been addressed for Debian 3.0 (woody) in
openssl094_0.9.4-6.woody.0, openssl095_0.9.5a-6.woody.0 and

These vulnerabilities are also present in Debian 2.2 (potato), but no
fix is available at this moment.

We recommend you upgrade your OpenSSL as soon as possible. Note that you
should restart any daemons running SSL. (E.g., ssh or ssl-enabled

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