OpenSSL vulnerability

2006-10-05T00:00:00
ID USN-353-2
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2006-10-05T00:00:00

Description

USN-353-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in OpenSSL. However, Mark J Cox noticed that the applied patch for CVE-2006-2940 was flawed. This update corrects that patch.

For reference, this is the relevant part of the original advisory:

Certain types of public key could take disproportionate amounts of time to process. The library now limits the maximum key exponent size to avoid Denial of Service attacks. (CVE-2006-2940)