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USN-1428-1: OpenSSL vulnerability

24 April 2012

An application using OpenSSL could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • openssl - Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools


It was discovered that the fix for CVE-2012-2110 was incomplete for OpenSSL
0.9.8. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw in services that used SSL
to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with
application privileges. Ubuntu 11.10 was not affected by this issue.

The original upstream fix for CVE-2012-2110 would cause BUF_MEM_grow_clean()
to sometimes return the wrong error condition. This update fixes the

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.