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USN-5402-1: OpenSSL vulnerabilities

4 May 2022

Several security issues were fixed in OpenSSL.

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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

Elison Niven discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled the c_rehash
script. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary
commands when c_rehash is run. (CVE-2022-1292)

Raul Metsma discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly verified certain response
signing certificates. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
spoof certain response signing certificates. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2022-1343)

Tom Colley discovered that OpenSSL used the incorrect MAC key in the
RC4-MD5 ciphersuite. In non-default configurations were RC4-MD5 is enabled,
a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to modify encrypted
communications. This issue only affected Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2022-1434)

Aliaksei Levin discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled resources when
decoding certificates and keys. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause OpenSSL to consume resources, leading to a denial of
service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2022-1473)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-5402-2: libssl-dev, libssl-doc, openssl, libssl1.0.0
  • USN-6457-1: nodejs-doc, nodejs, libnode72, libnode-dev