[USN-5051-4] OpenSSL regression
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Wed Sep 1 19:14:11 UTC 2021
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5051-4
September 01, 2021
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
USN-5051-2 introduced a regression in OpenSSL.
- openssl: Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools
USN-5051-2 introduced a regression in OpenSSL that affected only Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
This update fix the regression.
Original advisory details:
Ingo Schwarze discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled certain ASN.1
strings. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
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