Ubuntu 1424-1: OpenSSL vulnerabilities

    Date 19 Apr 2012
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    An application using OpenSSL could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1424-1
    April 19, 2012
    
    openssl vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    - Ubuntu 11.04
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    An application using OpenSSL could be made to crash or run programs if it
    opened a specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - openssl: Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that OpenSSL could be made to dereference a NULL pointer
    when processing S/MIME messages. A remote attacker could use this to cause
    a denial of service. These issues did not affect Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.
    (CVE-2006-7250, CVE-2012-1165)
    
    Tavis Ormandy discovered that OpenSSL did not properly perform bounds
    checking when processing DER data via BIO or FILE functions. A remote
    attacker could trigger this flaw in services that used SSL to cause a
    denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with application
    privileges. (CVE-2012-2110)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      libssl1.0.0                     1.0.0e-2ubuntu4.4
    
    Ubuntu 11.04:
      libssl0.9.8                     0.9.8o-5ubuntu1.4
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      libssl0.9.8                     0.9.8k-7ubuntu8.10
    
    Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
      libssl0.9.8                     0.9.8g-4ubuntu3.17
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1424-1
      CVE-2006-7250, CVE-2012-1165, CVE-2012-2110
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openssl/1.0.0e-2ubuntu4.4
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openssl/0.9.8o-5ubuntu1.4
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openssl/0.9.8k-7ubuntu8.10
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openssl/0.9.8g-4ubuntu3.17
    
    
    

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