AlmaLinux 9 : gnutls (ALSA-2024:1879)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 193501


The remote AlmaLinux host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote AlmaLinux 9 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALSA-2024:1879 advisory.

- A flaw was found in GnuTLS. The Minerva attack is a cryptographic vulnerability that exploits deterministic behavior in systems like GnuTLS, leading to side-channel leaks. In specific scenarios, such as when using the GNUTLS_PRIVKEY_FLAG_REPRODUCIBLE flag, it can result in a noticeable step in nonce size from 513 to 512 bits, exposing a potential timing side-channel. (CVE-2024-28834)

- A flaw has been discovered in GnuTLS where an application crash can be induced when attempting to verify a specially crafted .pem bundle using the certtool --verify-chain command. (CVE-2024-28835)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 193501

File Name: alma_linux_ALSA-2024-1879.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Published: 4/18/2024

Updated: 4/18/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:N/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-28834


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::highavailability, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::resilientstorage, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:gnutls-utils, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:gnutls-c%2b%2b, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::appstream, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::realtime, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:gnutls-dane, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::sap_hana, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::supplementary, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:gnutls-devel, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::sap, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:gnutls, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::crb, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::nfv, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::baseos

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/18/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/20/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-28834, CVE-2024-28835

CWE: 200, 248