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Bug 541502 (CVE-2015-0209) - dev-libs/openssl: fix a failure to NULL a pointer freed on error (CVE-2015-0209)
Summary: dev-libs/openssl: fix a failure to NULL a pointer freed on error (CVE-2015-0209)
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 543552
Alias: CVE-2015-0209
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: A3 [stable?]
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-02-27 08:27 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2015-03-19 18:15 UTC (History)
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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2015-02-27 08:27:18 UTC
From ${URL} :

From openssl git:

commit 1b4a8df38fc9ab3c089ca5765075ee53ec5bd66a
Author: Matt Caswell <>
Date:   Mon Feb 9 11:38:41 2015 +0000

    Fix a failure to NULL a pointer freed on error.

    Inspired by BoringSSL commit 517073cd4b by Eric Roman <>


    Reviewed-by: Emilia Käsper <>

in elliptic curves code. might cause a double free, but its hard to say.

@maintainer(s): after the bump, in case we need to stabilize the package, please let us know if it is ready for the stabilization or not.
Comment 2 Kristian Fiskerstrand (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2015-03-19 18:15:19 UTC
This issue was included in the handling for bug 543552

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 543552 ***