USN-2079-1: OpenSSL vulnerabilities

09 January 2014

Several security issues were fixed in OpenSSL.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

Anton Johansson discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled certain invalid
TLS handshakes. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2013-4353)

Ron Barber discovered that OpenSSL used an incorrect data structure to
obtain a version number. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2013-6449)

Dmitry Sobinov discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled certain DTLS
retransmissions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2013-6450)

This update also disables the default use of the RdRand feature of certain
Intel CPUs as the sole source of entropy.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

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