Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1586-1 openssl -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
21 Nov 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-0735, CVE-2018-5407.
More information:
  • CVE-2018-0735

    Samuel Weiser reported a timing vulnerability in the OpenSSL ECDSA signature generation, which might leak information to recover the private key.

  • CVE-2018-5407

    Alejandro Cabrera Aldaya, Billy Brumley, Sohaib ul Hassan, Cesar Pereida Garcia and Nicola Tuveri reported a vulnerability to a timing side channel attack, which might be used to recover the private key.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1t-1+deb8u10.

We recommend that you upgrade your openssl packages.

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