Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gnutls (MDVSA-2014:215)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated gnutls package fix security vulnerability :

An out-of-bounds memory write flaw was found in the way GnuTLS parsed
certain ECC (Elliptic Curve Cryptography) certificates or certificate
signing requests (CSR). A malicious user could create a specially
crafted ECC certificate or a certificate signing request that, when
processed by an application compiled against GnuTLS (for example,
certtool), could cause that application to crash or execute arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running the application
(CVE-2014-8564).

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0458.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79347 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71003

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8564

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