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USN-3611-1: OpenSSL vulnerability

28 March 2018

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

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

It was discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled certain ASN.1 types. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

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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 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

References

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