Fedora 11 : gnutls-2.6.6-3.fc11 (2009-8565)

high Nessus Plugin ID 41628


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes handling of NUL characters in certificate Common Name or subjectAltName fields especially in regards to comparsion to hostnames.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected gnutls package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 41628

File Name: fedora_2009-8565.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/28/2009

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gnutls, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:11

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/15/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2730

BID: 35952

FEDORA: 2009-8565

CWE: 310