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PolarSSL Security Advisory 2014-01

Title Heartbleed Bug
CVE CVE-2014-0160
Date 8th of April 2014
Affects PolarSSL not affected
Not affected All version of PolarSSL
Impact Recovery of the key material
Exploit None

There is a lot of news about a new high-impact vulnerability called 'The Heartbleed Bug' that affects OpenSSL. This Security Advisory is to inform PolarSSL users about possible impact for them.

"The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users." [1]

The attack has been added to the known attacks in our Security Center.

Impact

No versions of PolarSSL are affected.

In the affected versions of OpenSSL it is possible to retrieve key material and other data from the server.

Workaround

For PolarSSL users: No workaround needed.

For OpenSSL users: Switch to PolarSSL or upgrade to the latest version of OpenSSL.

Resolution

For PolarSSL users: No workaround needed.

For OpenSSL users: Switch to PolarSSL or upgrade to the latest version of OpenSSL.

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Apr 8, 2014

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