Improper Certificate Validation Affecting openssl Open this link in a new tab package, versions >=1.0.0

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  • published

    2 Oct 2019

  • disclosed

    25 Jul 2019

  • credit


How to fix?

There is no fixed version for OpenSSL.


OpenSSL is a SSL/TLS and Crypto toolkit. Deprecated in Mac OS and gone in iOS, this spec gives your project non-deprecated OpenSSL support.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Improper Certificate Validation. OpenSSL has Insecure Path Defaults. When installed on a Windows machine, the default OPENSSLDIR is C:/usr/local which is world writable. This allows an attacker to modify OpenSSL's default configuration, insert CA certificates, modify (or even replace) existing engine modules, etc.