Advisories ยป MGASA-2014-0187

Updated openssl packages fix CVE-2010-5298

Publication date: 23 Apr 2014
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 3 , 4
CVE: CVE-2010-5298


Updated openssl packages fix security vulnerability:

A read buffer can be freed even when it still contains data that is used
later on, leading to a use-after-free. Given a race condition in a
multi-threaded application it may permit an attacker to inject data from
one connection into another or cause denial of service (CVE-2010-5298).

Also fixed in this update is a potential security issue with detection of
the "critical" flag for the TSA extended key usage under certain cases.