FreeBSD : gnutls -- 'gnutls_handshake()' Denial of Service (d864a0a7-6f27-11dd-acfe-00104b9e1a4a)

High Nessus Plugin ID 34019


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in GnuTLS, which can potentially be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to a use-after-free error when an application calls 'gnutls_handshake()' for an already valid session and can potentially be exploited, e.g. during re-handshakes.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34019

File Name: freebsd_pkg_d864a0a76f2711ddacfe00104b9e1a4a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/08/21

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gnutls, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/08/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2377

Secunia: 31505

CWE: 119