USN-2232-1: OpenSSL vulnerabilities

05 June 2014

Several security issues were fixed in OpenSSL.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

Jüri Aedla discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled invalid DTLS
fragments. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 13.10, and
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0195)

Imre Rad discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled DTLS recursions. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting
in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-0221)

KIKUCHI Masashi discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled certain
handshakes. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform a
man-in-the-middle attack and possibly decrypt and modify traffic.
(CVE-2014-0224)

Felix Gröbert and Ivan Fratrić discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled
anonymous ECDH ciphersuites. A remote attacker could use this issue to
cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 13.10, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
(CVE-2014-3470)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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