Ubuntu is one of the most popular and most loved Linux distribution in the world of Linux. It is beginners friendly and easy to use and best distro to begin with.
Canonical, the organization behind Ubuntu constantly develops and maintain Ubuntu and it’s flavors.
Now Canonical has released a security update to patch the serious OpenSSL vulnerability that has been discovered a while ago.
OpenSSL is an open-source cryptographic library that is the most widely being used by a significant portion of the Internet services; to cryptographically protect their sensitive Web and e-mail traffic using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol.
The vulnerabilities that were found in OpenSSL, could let a remote attackers to launch a denial of service attacks.
In order to prevent the Ubuntu machines from this critical vulnerability Canonical released a security updates for several of its Ubuntu versions.
Here is the list of Ubuntu flavors that has been affected:
- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
So if you are using any of the above distributions then it is suggested to upgrade immediately.
The problem can be fixed by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 16.10:
- libssl1.0.0 1.0.2g-1ubuntu9.1
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
- libssl1.0.0 1.0.2g-1ubuntu4.6
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
- libssl1.0.0 1.0.1f-1ubuntu2.22
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- libssl1.0.0 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.39
Depending on the version you use download the respective patch and install it.
If you need any help in upgrading Ubuntu here is a quick handy guide that will assist you.
Also Read: Linus Torvalds First Line of Code.
Stay safe and enjoy the freedom of Linux.
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