OpenSSL Security Update for Ubuntu
Posted on: 12/12/2017 08:48 AM

Updated OpenSSL packages has been released for Ubuntu Linux

OpenSSL Security Update for Ubuntu

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3512-1
December 11, 2017

openssl vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in OpenSSL.

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


David Benjamin discovered that OpenSSL did not correctly prevent
buggy applications that ignore handshake errors from subsequently calling
certain functions. (CVE-2017-3737)

It was discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly performed the x86_64 Montgomery
multiplication procedure. While unlikely, a remote attacker could possibly
use this issue to recover private keys. (CVE-2017-3738)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 17.10:
libssl1.0.0 1.0.2g-1ubuntu13.3

Ubuntu 17.04:
libssl1.0.0 1.0.2g-1ubuntu11.4

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libssl1.0.0 1.0.2g-1ubuntu4.10

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

CVE-2017-3737, CVE-2017-3738

Package Information:

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