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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2896-1 (openssl - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

A vulnerability has been discovered in OpenSSL's support for the TLS/DTLS Heartbeat extension. Up to 64KB of memory from either client or server can be recovered by an attacker. This vulnerability might allow an attacker to compromise the private key and other sensitive data in memory. All users are urged to upgrade their openssl packages (especially libssl1.0.0) and restart applications as soon as possible. According to the currently available information, private keys should be considered as compromised and regenerated as soon as possible. More details will be communicated at a later time. The oldstable distribution (squeeze) is not affected by this vulnerability.

Affected Software

Affected Software

openssl on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.1e-2+deb7u5. For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.1g-1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.1g-1. We recommend that you upgrade your openssl packages.

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