USN-2232-4: OpenSSL regression

18 August 2014

openssl vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

USN-2232-1 introduced a regression in OpenSSL.

Software Description

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

Details

USN-2232-1 fixed vulnerabilities in OpenSSL. One of the patch backports for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS caused a regression for certain applications. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

Jüri Aedla discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled invalid DTLS fragments. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 13.10, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0195)

Imre Rad discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled DTLS recursions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-0221)

KIKUCHI Masashi discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled certain handshakes. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform a man-in-the-middle attack and possibly decrypt and modify traffic. (CVE-2014-0224)

Felix Gröbert and Ivan Fratrić discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled anonymous ECDH ciphersuites. 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, Ubuntu 13.10, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-3470)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libssl0.9.8 - 0.9.8k-7ubuntu8.21

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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