Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : gnutls11, gnutls10 vulnerability (USN-126-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

A Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in the GNU TLS
library, which provides common cryptographic algorithms and is used by
many applications in Ubuntu. Due to a missing sanity check of the
padding length field, specially crafted ciphertext blocks caused an
out of bounds memory access which could crash the application. It was
not possible to exploit this to execute any attacker specified code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20516 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1431