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USN-5710-1: OpenSSL vulnerabilities

1 November 2022

Several security issues were fixed in OpenSSL.



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


It was discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled certain X.509 Email
Addresses. If a certificate authority were tricked into signing a
specially-crafted certificate, a remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service. The
default compiler options for affected releases reduce the vulnerability to
a denial of service. (CVE-2022-3602, CVE-2022-3786)

It was discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled applications creating
custom ciphers via the legacy EVP_CIPHER_meth_new() function. This issue
could cause certain applications that mishandled values to the function to
possibly end up with a NULL cipher and messages in plaintext.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.10
Ubuntu 22.04

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