ALAS-2014-426


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2014-426
Advisory Release Date: 2014-10-14 22:32 Pacific
Advisory Updated Date: 2014-10-14 23:34 Pacific
Severity: Important
References: CVE-2014-3566 

Issue Overview:

Bodo Moller, Thai Duong and Krzysztof Kotowicz of Google discovered a flaw in the design of SSL version 3.0 that would allow an attacker to calculate the plaintext of secure connections, allowing, for example, secure HTTP cookies to be stolen.

http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2014/10/this-poodle-bites-exploiting-ssl-30.html
https://www.openssl.org/~bodo/ssl-poodle.pdf

<br/><h4>Special notes:</h4>

We have backfilled our 2014.03, 2013.09, and 2013.03 Amazon Linux AMI repositories with updated openssl packages that fix CVE-2014-3566.

For 2014.09 Amazon Linux AMIs, <i>openssl-1.0.1i-1.79.amzn1</i> addresses this CVE. Running <i>yum clean all</i> followed by <i>yum update openssl</i> will install the fixed package.

For Amazon Linux AMIs <a href="https://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-ami/faqs/#lock">"locked"</a> to the 2014.03 repositories, <i>openssl-1.0.1i-1.79.amzn1</i> also addresses this CVE. Running <i>yum clean all</i> followed by <i>yum update openssl</i> will install the fixed package.

For Amazon Linux AMIs <a href="https://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-ami/faqs/#lock">"locked"</a> to the 2013.09 or 2013.03 repositories, <i>openssl-1.0.1e-4.60.amzn1</i> addresses this CVE. Running <i>yum clean all</i> followed by <i>yum update openssl</i> will install the fixed package.

If you are using a pre-2013.03 Amazon Linux AMI, we encourage you to move to a newer version of the Amazon Linux AMI as soon as possible.


Affected Packages:

openssl


Issue Correction:
Run yum update openssl to update your system. Note that you may need to run yum clean all first.

New Packages:
i686:
    openssl-1.0.1i-1.79.amzn1.i686
    openssl-debuginfo-1.0.1i-1.79.amzn1.i686
    openssl-perl-1.0.1i-1.79.amzn1.i686
    openssl-devel-1.0.1i-1.79.amzn1.i686
    openssl-static-1.0.1i-1.79.amzn1.i686

src:
    openssl-1.0.1i-1.79.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    openssl-debuginfo-1.0.1i-1.79.amzn1.x86_64
    openssl-static-1.0.1i-1.79.amzn1.x86_64
    openssl-perl-1.0.1i-1.79.amzn1.x86_64
    openssl-devel-1.0.1i-1.79.amzn1.x86_64
    openssl-1.0.1i-1.79.amzn1.x86_64