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USN-2385-1: OpenSSL vulnerabilities

16 October 2014

Several security issues were fixed in OpenSSL.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

It was discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled memory when parsing
DTLS SRTP extension data. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause OpenSSL to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
(CVE-2014-3513)

It was discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled memory when verifying
the integrity of a session ticket. A remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause OpenSSL to consume resources, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2014-3567)

In addition, this update introduces support for the TLS Fallback Signaling
Cipher Suite Value (TLS_FALLBACK_SCSV). This new feature prevents protocol
downgrade attacks when certain applications such as web browsers attempt
to reconnect using a lower protocol version for interoperability reasons.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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