GLSA-201110-05 : GnuTLS: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 56458

Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201110-05 (GnuTLS: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GnuTLS. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

An attacker could perform man-in-the-middle attacks to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority or to inject an arbitrary amount of chosen plaintext into the beginning of the application protocol stream, allowing for further exploitation.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All GnuTLS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/gnutls-2.10.0' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since August 6, 2010. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201110-05

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56458

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201110-05.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Published: 10/12/2011

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gnutls, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/10/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2730, CVE-2009-3555

GLSA: 201110-05

CWE: 310