Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gnutls (MDVSA-2008:106)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 37379


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


Flaws discovered in versions prior to 2.2.4 (stable) and 2.3.10 (development) of GnuTLS allow an attacker to cause denial of service (application crash), and maybe (so far undetermined) execute arbitrary code.

The updated packages have been patched to fix these flaws.

Note that any applications using this library must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 37379

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-106.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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:lib64gnutls13-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gnutls26, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgnutls13, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgnutls13-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgnutls26, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1948, CVE-2008-1949, CVE-2008-1950

BID: 29292

MDVSA: 2008:106

CWE: 189, 287