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Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 17:26:23 +0100
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
To: Marcus Meissner <>
        Tomas Mraz <>
Subject: Re: openssl security issue or not? (CVE Request?)

Hi Marcus,

   below is the previous reply from Tomas Mraz, Red Hat openssl package
maintainer due these:

>> I do not think this is really security sensitive bug - at worst the
>> decryption output will be empty or some bogus gibberish. Decryption is
>> not authentication on itself.

Hope this helps.

Thanks && Regards, Jan.
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

On 03/23/2012 05:13 PM, Marcus Meissner wrote:
> Hi folks, Ivan,
> This patch:
> fixes a decrypt error return values and according to the changelog
> "detects symmetric crypto errors"
> I am not sure if this counts as security issue in the end, but "not
> detecting a failed decrypt" seems to me like it is a security issue.
> Any comments?
> Ciao, Marcus
> (also )

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