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Author Topic: Security: Openssl 1.0.1g updates available for Apache 2.4.9 & 2.2.27  (Read 4108 times)


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Stop the heartbleed attack that was dropped on the world very recently. This version of OpenSSL has fixed this vulnerability as well as one other CVE. I forgot to add the change log in the update packages so here is the list of the 3 bugs/vulerabilities fixed with 1.0.1g.

  • A missing bounds check in the handling of the TLS heartbeat extension
         can be used to reveal up to 64k of memory to a connected client or

         Thanks for Neel Mehta of Google Security for discovering this bug and to
         Adam Langley <[email protected]> and Bodo Moeller <[email protected]> for
         preparing the fix (CVE-2014-0160)
         [Adam Langley, Bodo Moeller]

  • Fix for the attack described in the paper "Recovering OpenSSL
         ECDSA Nonces Using the FLUSH+RELOAD Cache Side-channel Attack"
         by Yuval Yarom and Naomi Benger. Details can be obtained from:

         Thanks to Yuval Yarom and Naomi Benger for discovering this
         flaw and to Yuval Yarom for supplying a fix (CVE-2014-0076)
         [Yuval Yarom and Naomi Benger]

  • TLS pad extension: draft-agl-tls-padding-03

         Workaround for the "TLS hang bug" (see FAQ and PR#2771): if the
         TLS client Hello record length value would otherwise be > 255 and
         less that 512 pad with a dummy extension containing zeroes so it
         is at least 512 bytes long.

         [Adam Langley, Steve Henson]
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