Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2492-1 openssl -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
14 Dec 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-1971.
More information:

David Benjamin discovered a flaw in the GENERAL_NAME_cmp() function which could cause a NULL dereference, resulting in denial of service.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.0l-1~deb9u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your openssl packages.

For the detailed security status of openssl please refer to its security tracker page at:

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