USN-5051-2: OpenSSL vulnerability
26 August 2021
OpenSSL could be made to crash or expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted ASN.1 string.
- openssl - Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools
USN-5051-1 fixed a vulnerability in OpenSSL. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
Ingo Schwarze discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled certain ASN.1
strings. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information.
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.