existed in previous versions of OpenSSL related teo the processing of base64 encoded data. Any code path that reads base64 data from an untrusted source could be affected (such as the PEM processing routines). Maliciously crafted base 64 data could trigger a segmenation fault or memory corruption. This was addressed in previous versions of OpenSSL but has not been included in any security advisory until now.
This issue affects OpenSSL versions: 1.0.1, 1.0.0 and 0.9.8.
OpenSSL 1.0.1 users should upgrade to 1.0.1h. OpenSSL 1.0.0 users should upgrade to 1.0.0m. OpenSSL 0.9.8 users should upgrade to 0.9.8za.