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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 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 :

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
well.

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21060 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0645

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