Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gnutls (MDVSA-2009:308)

High Nessus Plugin ID 42994


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


Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in gnutls :

gnutls-cli in GnuTLS before 2.6.6 does not verify the activation and expiration times of X.509 certificates, which allows remote attackers to successfully present a certificate that is (1) not yet valid or (2) no longer valid, related to lack of time checks in the
_gnutls_x509_verify_certificate function in lib/x509/verify.c in libgnutls_x509, as used by (a) Exim, (b) OpenLDAP, and (c) libsoup (CVE-2009-1417).

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).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers

This update fixes this vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42994

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-308.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/12/04

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:lib64gnutls13, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgnutls13, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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: 2009/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1417, CVE-2009-2730

BID: 35952

MDVSA: 2009:308

CWE: 310