Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gnutls (MDKSA-2006:166)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

verify.c in GnuTLS before 1.4.4, when using an RSA key with exponent
3, does not properly handle excess data in the
digestAlgorithm.parameters field when generating a hash, which allows
remote attackers to forge a PKCS #1 v1.5 signature that is signed by
that RSA key and prevents GnuTLS from correctly verifying X.509 and
other certificates that use PKCS, a variant of CVE-2006-4339.

The provided packages have been patched to correct this issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24552 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-166.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4790

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