Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : pyopenssl vulnerabilities (USN-3813-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 118855
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
DescriptionIt was discovered that pyOpenSSL incorrectly handled memory when
handling X509 objects. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
pyOpenSSL to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-1000807)
It was discovered that pyOpenSSL incorrectly handled memory when
performing operations on a PKCS #12 store. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to cause pyOpenSSL to consume resources,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-1000808).
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SolutionUpdate the affected python-openssl and / or python3-openssl packages.