Oracle Linux 5 : gnutls (ELSA-2014-0247)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:0247 :

Updated gnutls packages that fix two security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The GnuTLS library provides support for cryptographic algorithms and
for protocols such as Transport Layer Security (TLS).

It was discovered that GnuTLS did not correctly handle certain errors
that could occur during the verification of an X.509 certificate,
causing it to incorrectly report a successful verification. An
attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted certificate
that could be accepted by GnuTLS as valid for a site chosen by the
attacker. (CVE-2014-0092)

A flaw was found in the way GnuTLS handled version 1 X.509
certificates. An attacker able to obtain a version 1 certificate from
a trusted certificate authority could use this flaw to issue
certificates for other sites that would be accepted by GnuTLS as
valid. (CVE-2009-5138)

The CVE-2014-0092 issue was discovered by Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos of
the Red Hat Security Technologies Team.

Users of GnuTLS are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which correct these issues. For the update to take effect, all
applications linked to the GnuTLS library must be restarted.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-March/003999.html

Solution :

Update the affected gnutls packages.

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: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72792 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57736
60215
65792
65919

CVE ID: CVE-2009-5138
CVE-2014-0092