Amazon Linux AMI : gnutls Information Leak Vulnerability (ALAS-2013-172)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ffe0ed7d

Solution :

Run 'yum update gnutls' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69731 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1619