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USN-2368-1: OpenVPN vulnerability

2 October 2014

OpenVPN could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

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Releases

Packages

  • openvpn - virtual private network software

Details

It was discovered that OpenVPN incorrectly handled HMAC comparisons when
running in UDP mode. If a remote attacker were able to perform a
machine-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could possibly be used to perform a
plaintext recovery attack.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References