Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : openssl vulnerabilities (USN-620-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 33389
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that OpenSSL was vulnerable to a double-free when using TLS server extensions. A remote attacker could send a crafted packet and cause a denial of service via application crash in applications linked against OpenSSL. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS does not compile TLS server extensions by default. (CVE-2008-0891)
It was discovered that OpenSSL could dereference a NULL pointer. If a user or automated system were tricked into connecting to a malicious server with particular cipher suites, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2008-1672).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.