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

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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 :

http://www.gnu.org/software/gnutls/security.html
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/gnutls-devel/2008-11/msg00017.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?ac0036ad

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.2
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
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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