Latest OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Revealed; LibreSSL In Better Shape
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 19 March 2015 at 11:18 AM EDT. 2 Comments
The latest OpenSSL security vulnerabilities were made public today with four CVEs being addressed.

The OpenSSL issues were discovered during the security audit of the code-base, thanks to their new funding. The issues could cause a denial of service and include CVE-2015-0209 - Use After Free following d2i_ECPrivatekey error, CVE-2015-0286 - Segmentation fault in ASN1_TYPE_cmp, CVE-2015-0287 - ASN.1 structure reuse memory corruption, and CVE-2015-0289 - PKCS7 NULL pointer dereferences.

The impact though of the OpenSSL-forked LibreSSL is much more limited than today's OpenSSL issues.

More details can be found via the OpenBSD Journal and
Related News
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via

Popular News This Week