Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : gnutls26 vulnerability (USN-2121-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Suman Jana discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled version 1
intermediate certificates. This resulted in them being considered to
be a valid CA certificate by default, which was contrary to documented
behaviour.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libgnutls26 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72701 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65559

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1959