FreeBSD : gnutls -- 'gnutls_handshake()' Denial of Service (d864a0a7-6f27-11dd-acfe-00104b9e1a4a)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in GnuTLS, which can potentially be
exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to a use-after-free error when an
application calls 'gnutls_handshake()' for an already valid session
and can potentially be exploited, e.g. during re-handshakes.

See also :

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.encryption.gpg.gnutls.devel/2947
http://www.nessus.org/u?1774a650

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34019 (freebsd_pkg_d864a0a76f2711ddacfe00104b9e1a4a.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2377

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