USN-3813-1: pyOpenSSL vulnerabilities

08 November 2018

Several security issues were fixed in pyOpenSSL.

Releases

Packages

  • pyopenssl - Python wrapper around the OpenSSL library

Details

It was discovered that pyOpenSSL incorrectly handled memory when handling
X509 objects. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause pyOpenSSL to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2018-1000807)

It was discovered that pyOpenSSL incorrectly handled memory when performing
operations on a PKCS #12 store. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause pyOpenSSL to consume resources, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2018-1000808)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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