RHEL 7 : gnutls (RHSA-2017:2292)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 102116
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for gnutls is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The gnutls packages provide the GNU Transport Layer Security (GnuTLS) library, which implements cryptographic algorithms and protocols such as SSL, TLS, and DTLS.

The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
gnutls (3.3.26). (BZ#1378373)

Security Fix(es) :

* A double-free flaw was found in the way GnuTLS parsed certain X.509 certificates with Proxy Certificate Information extension. An attacker could create a specially crafted certificate which, when processed by an application compiled against GnuTLS, could cause that application to crash. (CVE-2017-5334)

* Multiple flaws were found in the way gnutls processed OpenPGP certificates. An attacker could create specially crafted OpenPGP certificates which, when parsed by gnutls, would cause it to crash.
(CVE-2017-5335, CVE-2017-5336, CVE-2017-5337, CVE-2017-7869)

* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way GnuTLS processed ClientHello messages with status_request extension. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause an application compiled with GnuTLS to crash. (CVE-2017-7507)

* A flaw was found in the way GnuTLS validated certificates using OCSP responses. This could falsely report a certificate as valid under certain circumstances. (CVE-2016-7444)

The CVE-2017-7507 issue was discovered by Hubert Kario (Red Hat QE BaseOS Security team).

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?3395ff0b

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2292

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-7444

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-5334

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-5335

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-5336

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-5337

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-7507

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-7869

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 102116

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-2292.nasl

Version: 3.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/2/2017

Updated: 2/5/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnutls-c\+\+, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnutls-dane, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnutls-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnutls-utils, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/1/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/27/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7444, CVE-2017-5334, CVE-2017-5335, CVE-2017-5336, CVE-2017-5337, CVE-2017-7507, CVE-2017-7869

RHSA: 2017:2292