[USN-1451-1] OpenSSL vulnerabilities

Steve Beattie sbeattie at ubuntu.com
Thu May 24 22:58:25 UTC 2012

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1451-1
May 24, 2012

openssl vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS


Applications using OpenSSL in certain situations could be made to
crash or expose sensitive information.

Software Description:
- openssl: Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools


Ivan Nestlerode discovered that the Cryptographic Message Syntax
(CMS) and PKCS #7 implementations in OpenSSL returned early if RSA
decryption failed. This could allow an attacker to expose sensitive
information via a Million Message Attack (MMA). (CVE-2012-0884)

It was discovered that an integer underflow was possible when using
TLS 1.1, TLS 1.2, or DTLS with CBC encryption. This could allow a
remote attacker to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2333)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  libssl1.0.0                     1.0.1-4ubuntu5.2
  openssl                         1.0.1-4ubuntu5.2

Ubuntu 11.10:
  libssl1.0.0                     1.0.0e-2ubuntu4.6
  openssl                         1.0.0e-2ubuntu4.6

Ubuntu 11.04:
  libssl0.9.8                     0.9.8o-5ubuntu1.7
  openssl                         0.9.8o-5ubuntu1.7

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  libssl0.9.8                     0.9.8k-7ubuntu8.13
  openssl                         0.9.8k-7ubuntu8.13

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
  libssl0.9.8                     0.9.8g-4ubuntu3.19
  openssl                         0.9.8g-4ubuntu3.19

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

  CVE-2012-0884, CVE-2012-2333

Package Information:

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