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

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in the way GnuTLS parsed session IDs from ServerHello
messages of the TLS/SSL handshake. A malicious server could use this
flaw to send an excessively long session ID value, which would trigger
a buffer overflow in a connecting TLS/SSL client application using
GnuTLS, causing the client application to crash or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-3466)

It was discovered that the asn1_get_bit_der() function of the libtasn1
library incorrectly reported the length of ASN.1-encoded data.
Specially crafted ASN.1 input could cause an application using
libtasn1 to perform an out-of-bounds access operation, causing the
application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2014-3468)

Multiple incorrect buffer boundary check issues were discovered in
libtasn1. Specially crafted ASN.1 input could cause an application
using libtasn1 to crash. (CVE-2014-3467)

Multiple NULL pointer dereference flaws were found in libtasn1's
asn1_read_value() function. Specially crafted ASN.1 input could cause
an application using libtasn1 to crash, if the application used the
aforementioned function in a certain way. (CVE-2014-3469)

For the update to take effect, all applications linked to the GnuTLS
or libtasn1 library must be restarted.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e02544f5

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74305 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3466
CVE-2014-3467
CVE-2014-3468
CVE-2014-3469