OpenSSL releases a patch for critical flaws

OpenSSL releases a patch for critical flaws

The OpenSSL Project released a significant security update to fix at least eight known security flaws that put users at risk from malicious hacker attacks.

The most serious flaw, a type confusion problem identified as CVE-2023-0286, may allow an attacker to pass any pointer to a memcmp call, allowing them to read the contents of memory or run denial-of-service exploits. The flaw was given a high severity rating by the OpenSSL maintainers, who also note that it is most likely to only affect programs that have built-in network functionality for retrieving CRLs.

OpenSSL versions 3.0, 1.1.1, and 1.0.2 users are urged to upgrade as soon as they become available. The open-source project also listed seven moderately serious problems that must be fixed immediately.

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