Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : openssl vulnerability (USN-534-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 28140
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAndy Polyakov discovered that the DTLS implementation in OpenSSL was vulnerable. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted connection request to services using DTLS and execute arbitrary code with the service's privileges. There are no known Ubuntu applications that are currently using DTLS.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.