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USN-6632-1: OpenSSL vulnerabilities

13 February 2024

Several security issues were fixed in OpenSSL.

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

David Benjamin discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled excessively long
X9.42 DH keys. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
OpenSSL to consume resources, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2023-5678)

Bahaa Naamneh discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled certain malformed
PKCS12 files. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2024-0727)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-6622-1: libssl3, openssl, libssl-doc, libssl-dev, libssl1.1
  • USN-6709-1: openssl1.0, libssl1.0-dev, libssl1.0.0