FreeBSD : GnuTLS -- multiple vulnerabilities (b31a1088-460f-11de-a11a-0022156e8794)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40661


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


SecurityFocus reports :

GnuTLS is prone to multiple remote vulnerabilities :

- A remote code-execution vulnerability.

- A denial-of-service vulnerability.

- A signature-generation vulnerability.

- A signature-verification vulnerability.

An attacker can exploit these issues to potentially execute arbitrary code, trigger denial-of-service conditions, carry out attacks against data signed with weak signatures, and cause clients to accept expired or invalid certificates from servers.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40661

File Name: freebsd_pkg_b31a1088460f11dea11a0022156e8794.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/08/20

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1415, CVE-2009-1416, CVE-2009-1417

BID: 34783

CWE: 255, 310