OpenSSL Advisory – Security Updates

Number: AV16-153
Date: 26 September 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to OpenSSL security updates,  intended to fix issues caused by patches released in OpenSSL’s previous security update (September 22 2016).

Assessment

Two specific vulnerability issues are addressed in this update; 1 critical and 1 moderate in severity.

Affected Versions:  OpenSSL versions 1.1.0 and 1.0.2i.

CVE References: CVE-2016-6309, CVE-2016-7052.

Suggested action

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

OpenSSL 1.1.0 users should upgrade to 1.1.0b
OpenSSL 1.0.2i users should upgrade to 1.0.2j   

References

https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20160926.txt              
https://www.openssl.org/policies/secpolicy.html

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.

Please note, CCIRC PGP key has recently been updated.
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/cbr-scrt/_fl/CCIRCPublicPGPKey.txt

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