Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gnutls (MDVSA-2008:227-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Martin von Gagern found a flow in how GnuTLS versions 1.2.4 up until
2.6.1 verified certificate chains provided by a server. A malicious
server could use this flaw to spoof its identity by tricking client
applications that used the GnuTLS library to trust invalid
certificates (CVE-2008-4989).

Update :

It was found that the previously-published patch to correct this issue
caused a regression when dealing with self-signed certificates. An
updated patch that fixes the security issue and resolves the
regression issue has been applied to these packages.

See also :

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.encryption.gpg.gnutls.devel/3248

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36960 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-227.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4989

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