[USN-6188-1] OpenSSL vulnerability
ian.constantin at canonical.com
Thu Jun 22 17:01:44 UTC 2023
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6188-1
June 22, 2023
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
OpenSSL could be made to consume resources and cause long
delays if it processed certain input.
- openssl: Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools
Matt Caswell discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled certain ASN.1
object identifiers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause OpenSSL to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
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