Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5051-4

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5051-4
September 01, 2021

openssl regression

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

– Ubuntu 14.04 ESM


USN-5051-2 introduced a regression in OpenSSL.

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


USN-5051-2 introduced a regression in OpenSSL that affected only Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
This update fix the regression.

Original advisory details:

Ingo Schwarze discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled certain ASN.1
strings. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSL to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information.

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+esm4

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