Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3125-1 openssl -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 11 Jan 2015
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-3569, CVE-2014-3570, CVE-2014-3571, CVE-2014-3572, CVE-2014-8275, CVE-2015-0204, CVE-2015-0205, CVE-2015-0206.
- More information:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenSSL, a Secure Sockets Layer toolkit. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues:
Frank Schmirler reported that the ssl23_get_client_hello function in OpenSSL does not properly handle attempts to use unsupported protocols. When OpenSSL is built with the no-ssl3 option and a SSL v3 ClientHello is received, the ssl method would be set to NULL which could later result in a NULL pointer dereference and daemon crash.
Pieter Wuille of Blockstream reported that the bignum squaring (BN_sqr) may produce incorrect results on some platforms, which might make it easier for remote attackers to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms.
Markus Stenberg of Cisco Systems, Inc. reported that a carefully crafted DTLS message can cause a segmentation fault in OpenSSL due to a NULL pointer dereference. A remote attacker could use this flaw to mount a denial of service attack.
Karthikeyan Bhargavan of the PROSECCO team at INRIA reported that an OpenSSL client would accept a handshake using an ephemeral ECDH ciphersuite if the server key exchange message is omitted. This allows remote SSL servers to conduct ECDHE-to-ECDH downgrade attacks and trigger a loss of forward secrecy.
Antti Karjalainen and Tuomo Untinen of the Codenomicon CROSS project and Konrad Kraszewski of Google reported various certificate fingerprint issues, which allow remote attackers to defeat a fingerprint-based certificate-blacklist protection mechanism.
Karthikeyan Bhargavan of the PROSECCO team at INRIA reported that an OpenSSL client will accept the use of an ephemeral RSA key in a non-export RSA key exchange ciphersuite, violating the TLS standard. This allows remote SSL servers to downgrade the security of the session.
Karthikeyan Bhargavan of the PROSECCO team at INRIA reported that an OpenSSL server will accept a DH certificate for client authentication without the certificate verify message. This flaw effectively allows a client to authenticate without the use of a private key via crafted TLS handshake protocol traffic to a server that recognizes a certification authority with DH support.
Chris Mueller discovered a memory leak in the dtls1_buffer_record function. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to mount a denial of service through memory exhaustion by repeatedly sending specially crafted DTLS records.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1e-2+deb7u14.
For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), these problems will be fixed soon.
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1k-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your openssl packages.