CentOS 5 : gnutls (CESA-2008:0982)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43716

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VPR Score: 4.0


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated gnutls packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The GnuTLS library provides support for cryptographic algorithms and for protocols such as Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Martin von Gagern discovered a flaw in the way GnuTLS verified certificate chains provided by a server. A malicious server could use this flaw to spoof its identity by tricking client applications using the GnuTLS library to trust invalid certificates. (CVE-2008-4989)

Users of GnuTLS are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch that corrects this issue.


Update the affected gnutls packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43716

File Name: centos_RHSA-2008-0982.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/01/06

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.0

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:gnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:gnutls-utils, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/11/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/11/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4989

RHSA: 2008:0982

CWE: 255