USN-3284-1: OpenVPN vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3284-1
11th May, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 17.04
Several security issues were fixed in OpenVPN.
- openvpn - virtual private network software
It was discovered that OpenVPN improperly triggered an assert when
receiving an oversized control packet in some situations. A remote
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (server or client
It was discovered that OpenVPN improperly triggered an assert when packet
ids rolled over. An authenticated remote attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (application crash). (CVE-2017-7479)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.