SuSE 11 Security Update : GnuTLS (SAT Patch Number 632)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41398


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


The previous security fix for gnutls (CVE-2008-4989) introduced a regression in the X.509 validation code for self-signed certificates.

This update fixes this problem.


Apply SAT patch number 632.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41398

File Name: suse_11_gnutls-090317.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2013/10/25

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:novell:suse_linux:11:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libgnutls26, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libgnutls26-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4989

CWE: 255