Scientific Linux Security Update : gnutls on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

It was discovered that GnuTLS leaked timing information when
decrypting TLS/SSL protocol encrypted records when CBC-mode cipher
suites were used. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to
retrieve plain text from the encrypted packets by using a TLS/SSL
server as a padding oracle. (CVE-2013-1619)

For the update to take effect, all applications linked to the GnuTLS
library must be restarted, or the system rebooted.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65019 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1619