Scientific Linux Security Update : libtasn1 on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

libtasn1 is a library developed for ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax Notation
One) structures management that includes DER (Distinguished Encoding
Rules) encoding and decoding.

A flaw was found in the way libtasn1 decoded DER data. An attacker
could create carefully-crafted DER encoded input (such as an X.509
certificate) that, when parsed by an application that uses libtasn1
(such as applications using GnuTLS), could cause the application to
crash. (CVE-2012-1569)

Users of libtasn1 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. For the update
to take effect, all applications linked to the libtasn1 library must
be restarted, or the system rebooted.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61292 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1569