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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3692-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3692-1
Posted Jun 26, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3692-1 - Keegan Ryan discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled ECDSA key generation. An attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a cache-timing attack and recover private ECDSA keys. Guido Vranken discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled very large prime values during a key agreement. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to consume resources, leading to a denial of service. Alejandro Cabrera Aldaya, Billy Brumley, Cesar Pereida Garcia and Luis Manuel Alvarez Tapia discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled RSA key generation. An attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a cache-timing attack and recover private RSA keys. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-0495, CVE-2018-0732, CVE-2018-0737
MD5 | 56cd52a341cc1f84b0df7977939c8ef3

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3692-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3692-1
June 26, 2018

openssl, openssl1.0 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in OpenSSL.

Software Description:
- openssl: Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools
- openssl1.0: Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools

Details:

Keegan Ryan discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled ECDSA key
generation. An attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a
cache-timing attack and recover private ECDSA keys. (CVE-2018-0495)

Guido Vranken discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled very large prime
values during a key agreement. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to consume resources, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2018-0732)

Alejandro Cabrera Aldaya, Billy Brumley, Cesar Pereida Garcia and Luis
Manuel Alvarez Tapia discovered that OpenSSL incorrectly handled RSA key
generation. An attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a
cache-timing attack and recover private RSA keys. (CVE-2018-0737)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
libssl1.0.0 1.0.2n-1ubuntu5.1
libssl1.1 1.1.0g-2ubuntu4.1

Ubuntu 17.10:
libssl1.0.0 1.0.2g-1ubuntu13.6

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libssl1.0.0 1.0.2g-1ubuntu4.13

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libssl1.0.0 1.0.1f-1ubuntu2.26

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3692-1
CVE-2018-0495, CVE-2018-0732, CVE-2018-0737

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openssl/1.1.0g-2ubuntu4.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openssl1.0/1.0.2n-1ubuntu5.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openssl/1.0.2g-1ubuntu13.6
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openssl/1.0.2g-1ubuntu4.13
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openssl/1.0.1f-1ubuntu2.26

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