Scientific Linux Security Update : gnutls on SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Flaws were found in the way GnuTLS handles malicious client
connections. A malicious remote client could send a specially crafted
request to a service using GnuTLS that could cause the service to
crash. (CVE-2008-1948, CVE-2008-1949, CVE-2008-1950)

At this time we have not seen any code that is using this exploit. But
in Scientific Linux 5 there are some applications, that would be
directly vulnerable if/when there is an exploit. Because of the
potential threat we are labeling this important.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?039a9ef4

Solution :

Update the affected gnutls and / or gnutls-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60400 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1948
CVE-2008-1949
CVE-2008-1950