Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : gnutls26 vulnerability (USN-3183-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

USN-3183-1 fixed CVE-2016-8610 in GnuTLS in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and
Ubuntu 16.10. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu
12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Stefan Buehler discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly verified the serial
length of OCSP responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to bypass certain certificate validation measures. This issue
only applied to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-7444)

Shi Lei discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled certain
warning alerts. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause GnuTLS to hang, resulting in a denial of
service. This issue has only been addressed in Ubuntu 16.04
LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-8610)

It was discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly decoded X.509
certificates with a Proxy Certificate Information extension.
A remote attacker could use this issue to cause GnuTLS to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2017-5334)

It was discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled certain
OpenPGP certificates. A remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial
of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-5335, CVE-2017-5336, CVE-2017-5337).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libgnutls26 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97853 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-7444
CVE-2016-8610
CVE-2017-5334
CVE-2017-5335
CVE-2017-5336
CVE-2017-5337

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