USN-2830-1: OpenSSL vulnerabilities

07 December 2015

openssl vulnerabilities

Packages

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

Details

Guy Leaver discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled a ServerKeyExchange
for an anonymous DH ciphersuite with the value of p set to 0. A remote
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting
in a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 15.10.
(CVE-2015-1794)

Hanno Böck discovered that the OpenSSL Montgomery squaring procedure
algorithm may produce incorrect results when being used on x86_64. A remote
attacker could possibly use this issue to break encryption. This issue only
applied to Ubuntu 15.10. (CVE-2015-3193)

Loïc Jonas Etienne discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled ASN.1
signatures with a missing PSS parameter. A remote attacker could possibly
use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2015-3194)

Adam Langley discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled malformed
X509_ATTRIBUTE structures. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause OpenSSL to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2015-3195)

It was discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled PSK identity hints. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 12.04
LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-3196)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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