Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4745-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4745-1
February 23, 2021

openssl vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

– Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
– Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in OpenSSL.

Software Description:
– openssl: Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools

Details:

David Benjamin discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled comparing
certificates containing a EDIPartyName name type. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2020-1971)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled parsing issuer
fields. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause OpenSSL to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-23841)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
libssl1.0.0 1.0.1f-1ubuntu2.27+esm2

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
libssl1.0.0 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.45

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4745-1
CVE-2020-1971, CVE-2021-23841