USN-2079-1: OpenSSL vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2079-1
9th January, 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in OpenSSL.
- openssl - Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools
Anton Johansson discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled certain invalid
TLS handshakes. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2013-4353)
Ron Barber discovered that OpenSSL used an incorrect data structure to
obtain a version number. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2013-6449)
Dmitry Sobinov discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled certain DTLS
retransmissions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2013-6450)
This update also disables the default use of the RdRand feature of certain
Intel CPUs as the sole source of entropy.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 13.10:
- libssl1.0.0 1.0.1e-3ubuntu1.1
- Ubuntu 13.04:
- libssl1.0.0 1.0.1c-4ubuntu8.2
- Ubuntu 12.10:
- libssl1.0.0 1.0.1c-3ubuntu2.6
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- libssl1.0.0 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.11
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.