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USN-6709-1: OpenSSL vulnerabilities

21 March 2024

Several security issues were fixed in OpenSSL.

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Releases

Packages

  • openssl1.0 - Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools

Details

It was discovered that checking excessively long DH keys or parameters
may be very slow. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause OpenSSL to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2023-3446)

After the fix for CVE-2023-3446 Bernd Edlinger discovered that a large
q parameter value can also trigger an overly long computation during
some of these checks. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause OpenSSL to consume resources, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2023-3817)

David Benjamin discovered that generating excessively long X9.42 DH
keys or checking excessively long X9.42 DH keys or parameters may be
very slow. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
OpenSSL to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2023-5678)

Bahaa Naamneh discovered that processing a maliciously formatted
PKCS12 file may lead OpenSSL to crash leading to a potential Denial of
Service attack. (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

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

Related notices

  • USN-6622-1: openssl, libssl1.1, libssl-doc, libssl3, libssl-dev
  • USN-6632-1: openssl, libssl1.1, libssl-doc, libssl1.0.0, libssl-dev
  • USN-6435-1: openssl, libssl1.1, libssl-doc, libssl1.0.0, libssl-dev
  • USN-6450-1: openssl, libssl3, libssl-dev, libssl-doc
  • USN-6435-2: libssl1.1, libssl-dev, openssl, libssl-doc