Debian Security Advisory
DSA-5103-1 openssl -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 15 Mar 2022
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 989604.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-4160, CVE-2022-0778.
- More information:
Tavis Ormandy discovered that the BN_mod_sqrt() function of OpenSSL could be tricked into an infinite loop. This could result in denial of service via malformed certificates.
Additional details can be found in the upstream advisory: https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20220315.txt
In addition this update corrects a carry propagation bug specific to MIPS architectures.
For the oldstable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.1d-0+deb10u8.
For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.1k-1+deb11u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your openssl packages.
For the detailed security status of openssl please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/openssl