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SSRT3499, SSRT3518 (OpenVMS) Local or remote users may obtain OpenSSL encryption key
From: Webb, Nigel (SSRT) (nigelwebbhp.com)
Date: Thu Jul 31 2003 - 11:50:36 CDT
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SSRT3499, SSRT3518 (OpenVMS) Local or remote users may obtain
OpenSSL encryption key and additionally perform remote
NOTICE: There are no restrictions for distribution of this
Bulletin provided that it remains complete and intact.
RELEASE DATE: July 2003
SOURCE: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
Software Security Response Team
REFERENCE: CAN-2003-0131, CAN-2003-0147, VU997481
A potential vulnerability in OpenSSL may allow local and remote
users to obtain the server's private encryption key. Also, an
additional vulnerability in OpenSSL may allow remote users to
perform an unauthorized RSA private key operation.
All currently supported versions of HP OpenVMS including V6.3,
V7.1, V7.2x, V7.3x running Open SSL.
The resolutions for these vulnerabilities are included in HP SSL
for OpenVMS V1.1 kit.
This kit is available for download from the OpenVMS security
web site and it includes a buildable source kit:
HP SSL Version 1.1 for OpenVMS Alpha kit is based on OpenSSL
0.9.6g, is now available from:
SUPPORT: For further information, contact HP Services.
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Security Advisories from the Software Security Response Team
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REPORT: To report a potential security vulnerability with any
HP supported product, send email to: security-alerthp.com
As always, HP urges you to periodically review your system
management and security procedures. HP will continue to review
and enhance the security features of its products and work
with our customers to maintain and improve the security and
integrity of their systems.
"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to
bring to the attention of users of the affected HP products the
important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP
recommends that all users determine the applicability of this
information to their individual situations and take appropriate
action. HP does not warrant that this information is necessarily
accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently,
HP will not be responsible for any damages resulting from user's
use or disregard of the information provided in this Bulletin."
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