USN-1732-1: OpenSSL vulnerabilities

21 February 2013

openssl vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in OpenSSL.

Software Description

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

Details

Adam Langley and Wolfgang Ettlingers discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled certain crafted CBC data when used with AES-NI. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.10. (CVE-2012-2686)

Stephen Henson discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly performed signature verification for OCSP responses. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2013-0166)

Nadhem Alfardan and Kenny Paterson discovered that the TLS protocol as used in OpenSSL was vulnerable to a timing side-channel attack known as the “Lucky Thirteen” issue. A remote attacker could use this issue to perform plaintext-recovery attacks via analysis of timing data. (CVE-2013-0169)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10
libssl1.0.0 - 1.0.1c-3ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libssl1.0.0 - 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.6
Ubuntu 11.10
libssl1.0.0 - 1.0.0e-2ubuntu4.7
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libssl0.9.8 - 0.9.8k-7ubuntu8.14
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
libssl0.9.8 - 0.9.8g-4ubuntu3.20

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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