USN-2192-1: OpenSSL vulnerabilities

05 May 2014

OpenSSL could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

It was discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled memory in the
ssl3_read_bytes() function. A remote attacker could use this issue to
possibly cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-5298)

It was discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled memory in the
do_ssl3_write() function. A remote attacker could use this issue to
possibly cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2014-0198)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

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