Key Management Errors Affecting openssl package, versions >=1.0.200, <1.0.211 >=, <1.0.205

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  • published

    2 Oct 2019

  • disclosed

    12 Jun 2018

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How to fix?

Upgrade OpenSSL to version 1.0.211, 1.0.205 or higher.


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 Key Management Errors openssl is vulnerable to denial of service (DoS) attacks. A malicious user can pass a large prime number during a TLS handshake that can cause the client to take a long time generating a key for this, leading to the client hanging and possibly crashing.