FreeBSD : gnutls -- X.509 certificate chain validation vulnerability (45298931-b3bf-11dd-80f8-001cc0377035)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 34786


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


SecurityFocus reports :

GnuTLS is prone to a security-bypass vulnerability because the application fails to properly validate chained X.509 certificates.
Successfully exploiting this issue allows attackers to perform man-in-the-middle attacks by impersonating trusted servers.
Unsuspecting users may be under a false sense of security that can aid attackers in launching further attacks.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34786

File Name: freebsd_pkg_45298931b3bf11dd80f8001cc0377035.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/11/17

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC: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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/11/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4989

BID: 32232

CWE: 255