Debian DSA-3884-1 : gnutls28 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 100852
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Hubert Kario discovered that GnuTLS, a library implementing the TLS and SSL protocols, does not properly decode a status response TLS extension, allowing a remote attacker to cause an application using the GnuTLS library to crash (denial of service).


Upgrade the gnutls28 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.3.8-6+deb8u6.

For the upcoming stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.5.8-5+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100852

File Name: debian_DSA-3884.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/19/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gnutls28, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/16/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7507

DSA: 3884