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Title:       EGI SVG/CSIRT **Update** OpenSSL release on 9th July - CVE-2015-1793

Date:        2015-07-07
Updated:     2015-07-13

On 7th July we alerted sites to the announcement by OpenSSL [R 1]

OpenSSL has released the advisory concerning 'Alternative chains certificate forgery (CVE-2015-1793)'  [R 2] 

Most Linux releases (with some exceptions) do NOT contain a version of OpenSSL containing this vulnerability.  
It is probably not exploitable in EGI as it is unlikely that any vulnerable versions of OpenSSL are installed 
but sites should read through below and check.

RedHat and derivatives

Not vulnerable [R 3]


Stable and oldstable releases are not vulnerable, only testing and unstable releases are vulnerable  [R 4]


1 version vulnerable and fixed [R 5] 


Fedora 21 and 22 ARE affected [R 6], [R 7], [R 8]


For most sites there is no need to take any specific action due to this vulnerability. 
Sites which install OpenSSL directly from the OpenSSL site or use vulnerable versions of linux should update.

Sites should, of course, keep their systems up to date. 


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[R 9] National Vulnerability Database info