OpenSSL Advisory – Multiple Vulnerabilities

Number: AV16-036
Date: 1 March 2016


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to multiple security advisories released by OpenSSL.


CCIRC is aware of eight recently disclosed vulnerabilities in OpenSSL, two of which are rated as high.

Affected versions: OpenSSL 0.9.8, 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2

CVE References: CVE-2015-0293, CVE-2015-3197, CVE-2016-0702, CVE-2016-0703, CVE-2016-0704, CVE-2016-0705, CVE-2016-0797, CVE-2016-0798, CVE-2016-0799, CVE-2016-0800

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor released updates to affected platforms accordingly.

OpenSSL 1.0.1 users should upgrade to 1.0.1s
OpenSSL 1.0.2 users should upgrade to 1.0.2g


Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

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