USN-4745-1: OpenSSL vulnerabilities
23 February 2021
Several security issues were fixed in OpenSSL.
- openssl - Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools
David Benjamin discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled comparing
certificates containing a EDIPartyName name type. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of
Tavis Ormandy discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled parsing issuer
fields. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause OpenSSL to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-23841)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.