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Article ID : 1000766.1
Article Type : Sun Alerts (SURE)
Last reviewed : 2010-01-19
Audience : PUBLIC
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Sun Linux Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL


Release Phase

Bug Id

Date of Resolved Release

Sun Linux 5.0 OpenSSL versions 0.9.6 and earlier ...

1. Impact

Sun Linux 5.0 OpenSSL versions 0.9.6 and earlier have two issues that may allow a remote unprivileged user to cause Denial of Service and arbitrary code execution.

OpenSSL is an open source toolkit that implements Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols, as well as a general purpose cryptography library.

More information is available at:

Red Hat Advisory RHSA-2003:291-11 at:

CVE CAN-2003-0543 at:

CVE CAN-2003-0544 at:

CERT advisory CA-2003-26 at:

2. Contributing Factors

This issue can occur in the following releases:

Sun Linux

  • Sun Linux 5.0 with with OpenSSL versions 0.9.6b-8 or earlier

Sun Cobalt

  • Qube3 with OpenSSLversions 0.9.6b-1C2 or earlier
  • RaQ4 with apache-openssl-1.3.20-RaQ4_1C7stackguard or earlier
  • RaQXTR with apache-openssl-1.3.20-RaQXTR_1C4stackguard or earlier
  • RaQ550 with OpenSSLversions 0.9.6-2C5 or earlier

Note: Sun Linux 5.0 is currently shipped with the Sun LX50 Server.

The OpenSSL package version can be determined by running the following command:

    # rpm -qa | grep -i openssl

3. Symptoms

There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the above described issues have been exploited.

4. Workaround

There is no workaround. However, system administrators may choose to disable some of the applications that are using OpenSSL packages, for instance, "httpd" in secure mode (https). Please see the relevant application documentation to disable the usage of OpenSSL.

5. Resolution

Sun Linux patches are available at:

Patches for Qube3, RaQ4, RaQXTR and RaQ 550 are available at:

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Sun Linux 5.0

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