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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2998-1 (openssl - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

10 months ago

Summary

Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in OpenSSL, a Secure Sockets Layer toolkit, that may result in denial of service (application crash, large memory consumption), information leak, protocol downgrade. Additionally, a buffer overrun affecting only applications explicitly set up for SRP has been fixed (CVE-2014-3512). It's important that you upgrade the libssl1.0.0 package and not just the openssl package. All applications linked to openssl need to be restarted. You can use the checkrestart tool from the debian-goodies package to detect affected programs. Alternatively, you may reboot your system.

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), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1e-2+deb7u12. For the testing distribution (jessie), these problems will be fixed soon. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1i-1. We recommend that you upgrade your openssl packages.