Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gnutls (MDVSA-2009:210)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40695


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


A vulnerability have been discovered and corrected in GnuTLS before 2.8.2, which could allow man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority (CVE-2009-2730).

This update fixes this vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40695

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-210.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/08/24

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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:lib64gnutls26, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgnutls26, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2730

BID: 35952

MDVSA: 2009:210

CWE: 310