Scientific Linux Security Update : gnutls on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Martin von Gagern discovered a flaw in the way GnuTLS verified
certificate chains provided by a server. A malicious server could use
this flaw to spoof its identity by tricking client applications using
the GnuTLS library to trust invalid certificates. (CVE-2008-4989)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?a81c357b

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60492 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4989