Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : openssl vulnerability (USN-3628-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 109200
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionAlejandro 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libssl1.0.0 package.