Amazon Linux 2 : gnutls (ALAS-2018-1120)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 119503
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.

Description

It was found that GnuTLS's implementation of HMAC-SHA-256 was vulnerable to Lucky Thirteen-style attack. A remote attacker could use this flaw to conduct distinguishing attacks and plain text recovery attacks via statistical analysis of timing data using crafted packets.(CVE-2018-10844)

It was found that GnuTLS's implementation of HMAC-SHA-384 was vulnerable to a Lucky Thirteen-style attack. A remote attacker could use this flaw to conduct distinguishing attacks and plain text recovery attacks via statistical analysis of timing data using crafted packets.(CVE-2018-10845)

A cache-based side channel attack was found in the way GnuTLS implements CBC-mode cipher suites. An attacker could use a combination of 'Just in Time' Prime+probe and Lucky-13 attacks to recover plain text in a cross-VM attack scenario.(CVE-2018-10846)

Solution

Run 'yum update gnutls' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2018-1120.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119503

File Name: al2_ALAS-2018-1120.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/10/2018

Updated: 5/18/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gnutls-c%2b%2b, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gnutls-dane, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gnutls-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gnutls-utils, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/8/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/22/2018

Reference Information

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

ALAS: 2018-1120