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USN-3899-1: OpenSSL vulnerability

27 February 2019

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

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Releases

Packages

  • openssl - Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools
  • openssl1.0 - Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools

Details

Juraj Somorovsky, Robert Merget, and Nimrod Aviram discovered that certain
applications incorrectly used OpenSSL and could be exposed to a padding
oracle attack. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to decrypt
data.

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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 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-4376-2: libssl1.0.0-udeb, openssl, libssl-dev, libssl1.0.0, libcrypto1.0.0-udeb, libssl-doc