Scientific Linux Security Update : gnutls on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

CVE-2009-2730 gnutls: incorrect verification of SSL certificate with
NUL in name (GNUTLS-SA-2009-4)

A flaw was discovered in the way GnuTLS handles NULL characters in
certain fields of X.509 certificates. If an attacker is able to get a
carefully-crafted certificate signed by a Certificate Authority
trusted by an application using GnuTLS, the attacker could use the
certificate during a man-in-the-middle attack and potentially confuse
the application into accepting it by mistake. (CVE-2009-2730)

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60647 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2730