Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gnutls (MDVSA-2008:227-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36960


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


Martin von Gagern found a flow in how GnuTLS versions 1.2.4 up until 2.6.1 verified certificate chains provided by a server. A malicious server could use this flaw to spoof its identity by tricking client applications that used the GnuTLS library to trust invalid certificates (CVE-2008-4989).

Update :

It was found that the previously-published patch to correct this issue caused a regression when dealing with self-signed certificates. An updated patch that fixes the security issue and resolves the regression issue has been applied to these packages.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36960

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-227.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gnutls13, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gnutls26, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgnutls13, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgnutls26, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/11/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4989

MDVSA: 2008:227-1

CWE: 255