USN-2863-1: OpenSSL vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2863-1

7th January, 2016

openssl vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


OpenSSL could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software description

  • openssl
    – Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools


Karthikeyan Bhargavan and Gaetan Leurent discovered that OpenSSL
incorrectly allowed MD5 to be used for TLS 1.2 connections. If a remote
attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could
be exploited to view sensitive information.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package version:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:


To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.



Source: ubuntu-usn

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