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OpenSSL flaw allows an attacker to bypass certain checks on untrusted certificates

critical Severity            Affects:
OpenSSL 1.0.2b, 1.0.2c, 1.0.1n, 1.0.1o

Relevant info from the OpenSSL advisory:

During certificate verification, OpenSSL (starting from version 1.0.1n and 1.0.2b) will attempt to find an alternative certificate chain if the first attempt to build such a chain fails. An error in the implementation of this logic can mean that an attacker could cause certain checks on untrusted certificates to be bypassed, such as the CA flag, enabling them to use a valid leaf certificate to act as a CA and "issue" an invalid certificate.

This issue will impact any application that verifies certificates including SSL/TLS/DTLS clients and SSL/TLS/DTLS servers using client authentication. 

This issue affects OpenSSL versions 1.0.2c, 1.0.2b, 1.0.1n and 1.0.1o.


OpenSSL 1.0.2b/1.0.2c users should upgrade to 1.0.2d

OpenSSL 1.0.1n/1.0.1o users should upgrade to 1.0.1p