Oracle Linux 7 : gnutls (ELSA-2018-3050)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118764

Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2018:3050 :

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 (3.3.29). (BZ#1561481)

Security Fix(es) :

* gnutls: HMAC-SHA-256 vulnerable to Lucky thirteen attack due to not enough dummy function calls (CVE-2018-10844)

* gnutls: HMAC-SHA-384 vulnerable to Lucky thirteen attack due to use of wrong constant (CVE-2018-10845)

* gnutls: 'Just in Time' PRIME + PROBE cache-based side channel attack can lead to plaintext recovery (CVE-2018-10846)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Solution

Update the affected gnutls packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2018-November/008191.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118764

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-3050.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/07

Modified: 2018/11/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gnutls-c++, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gnutls-dane, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gnutls-utils, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10844, CVE-2018-10845, CVE-2018-10846

RHSA: 2018:3050