OpenSSL Addresses Two High Severity Vulnerabilities. Patch Now!



    The OpenSSL has published a security update addressing the two high-risk buffer overflow vulnerabilities. The flaws exist in the validation process of X.509 certificates of OpenSSL. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities allows an attacker to cause a denial of service condition or execute the remote code. We strongly recommend applying the security update for these vulnerabilities on high priority.


    CVEs assigned


    Affected software:

    OpenSSL before 3.0.7 on Windows, before 3.0.5 on Linux.


    To address this vulnerability, the vendor has released security patches. For more information, please refer to our blog

    Use SanerNow platform to apply this high severity patch quickly across the organization as shown below.

    SanerNow: Vulnerability detection and patching of OpenSSL:

    1. Login to SanerNow platform

    2. Switch to the account/site specific view and Go to 'VM tool'

    3. If your OpenSSL application is vulnerable, Saner lists the CVE’s CVE-2022-3602, CVE-2022-3786  in 'Top Vulnerabilities' or 'Recently Discovered Vulnerabilities' as shown in the below diagram


    4. Search for this vulnerability in VM tool. If you are affected, apply the patch through PM -> Missing Patches

    5. Select 'Groups/Devices' in the 'Asset Source' section and click 'Apply'.

    6. Select the 'OpenSSL’  product from the 'Asset' section as shown in the below diagram.


    7. Select 'Apply Selected Patches' at the rightmost corner. This will prompt for 'Creating Patching Task'. Fill in 'Task Name' and 'Remediation Schedule' as per your preference and click on 'Apply Selected Patches' as shown below


    8. Remediation job will be created, which will fix the vulnerabilities by upgrading the software and making the system immune to OpenSSL vulnerabilities.

    9. Once remediation is done, the Saner agent automatically scans again and upload the result to SanerNow as shown below



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