SuSE9 Security Update : gnutls (YOU Patch Number 11228)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41101


The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


A security problem in the GNU TLS library has been found :

If an RSA key with exponent 3 is used, the PKCS padding gets removed before generating a hash, which allows remote attackers to forge a PKCS signature that apapears to be signed by that RSA key and prevents gnutls from correctly verifying the certificate.

This bug has been tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2006-4790.


Apply YOU patch number 11228.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41101

File Name: suse9_11228.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2012/04/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/09/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4790