Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : openssl vulnerability (USN-750-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36907
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that OpenSSL did not properly validate the length of an encoded BMPString or UniversalString when printing ASN.1 strings.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a crafted certificate, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash in applications linked against OpenSSL.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.