View Full Version : USN-704-1: OpenSSL vulnerability

January 7th, 2009, 11:30 PM
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================================================== ========= Ubuntu Security Notice USN-704-1 January 07, 2009 openssl vulnerability CVE-2008-5077 ================================================== ========= A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Ubuntu 7.10 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Ubuntu 8.10 This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu. The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS: libssl0.9.8 0.9.8a-7ubuntu0.6 openssl 0.9.8a-7ubuntu0.6 Ubuntu 7.10: libssl0.9.8 0.9.8e-5ubuntu3.3 openssl 0.9.8e-5ubuntu3.3 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: libssl0.9.8 0.9.8g-4ubuntu3.4 openssl 0.9.8g-4ubuntu3.4 Ubuntu 8.10: libssl0.9.8 0.9.8g-10.1ubuntu2.1 openssl 0.9.8g-10.1ubuntu2.1 After a standard system upgrade you need to reboot your computer to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: It was discovered that OpenSSL did not properly perform signature verification on DSA and ECDSA keys. If user or automated system connected to a malicious server or a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to view sensitive information.

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