Friday, June 6, 2014

SIX more bugs found in OpenSSL

The OpenSSL team released a security update that fixes 6 vulnerabilities, two of which could be considered critical. The first one is an SSL/TLS MITM vulnerability (CVE-2014-0224). "An attacker using a carefully crafted handshake can force the use of weak keying material in OpenSSL SSL/TLS clients and servers. This can be exploited by a Man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack where the attacker can decrypt and modify traffic from the attacked client and server," it has been explained. "The attack can only be performed between a vulnerable client and server. OpenSSL clients are vulnerable in all versions of OpenSSL. Servers are only known to be vulnerable in OpenSSL 1.0.1 and 1.0.2-beta1. Users of OpenSSL servers earlier than 1.0.1 are advised to upgrade as a precaution." <more>

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