USN-2368-1: OpenVPN vulnerability
2 October 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
OpenVPN could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
- openvpn - virtual private network software
It was discovered that OpenVPN incorrectly handled HMAC comparisons when running in UDP mode. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could possibly be used to perform a plaintext recovery attack.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.