DSA 2896-1: openssl security update
Posted on: 04/08/2014 08:58 AM

An OpenSSL update has been released for Debian

DSA 2896-1: openssl security update


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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2896-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
April 07, 2014 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : openssl
CVE ID : CVE-2014-0160
Debian Bug : 743883

A vulnerability has been discovered in OpenSSL's support for the
TLS/DTLS Hearbeat 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.

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.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/



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