FreeBSD : gnutls -- X.509 certificate chain validation vulnerability (45298931-b3bf-11dd-80f8-001cc0377035)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

SecurityFocus reports :

GnuTLS is prone to a security-bypass vulnerability because the
application fails to properly validate chained X.509 certificates.
Successfully exploiting this issue allows attackers to perform
man-in-the-middle attacks by impersonating trusted servers.
Unsuspecting users may be under a false sense of security that can aid
attackers in launching further attacks.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.2
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34786 (freebsd_pkg_45298931b3bf11dd80f8001cc0377035.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 32232

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4989

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