Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : openssl, openssl1.0 vulnerability (USN-3899-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 122500
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJuraj Somorovsky, Robert Merget, and Nimrod Aviram discovered that certain applications incorrectly used OpenSSL and could be exposed to a padding oracle attack. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to decrypt data.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libssl1.0.0 package.