Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : openssl vulnerability (USN-830-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40981
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDan Kaminsky discovered OpenSSL would still accept certificates with MD2 hash signatures. As a result, an attacker could potentially create a malicious trusted certificate to impersonate another site. This update handles this issue by completely disabling MD2 for certificate validation.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.