Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : libtasn1-2 vulnerability (USN-251-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Evgeny Legerov discovered a buffer overflow in the DER format decoding
function of the libtasn library. This library is mainly used by the
GNU TLS library
by sending a specially crafted X.509 certificate to a
server which uses TLS encryption/authentication, a remote attacker
could exploit this to crash that server process and possibly even
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of that server.

In order to fix the vulnerability in libtasn, several internal
function signatures had to be changed
some of these functions are
used by the GNU TLS library, so that library needs to be updated as

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21060 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0645