Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : openssl vulnerability (USN-884-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43898
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that OpenSSL did not correctly free unused memory in certain situations. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw in services that used SSL, causing the service to use all available system memory, leading to a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.