Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gnutls (MDVSA-2012:040)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58505
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been found and corrected in GnuTLS :
gnutls_cipher.c in libgnutls in GnuTLS before 2.12.17 and 3.x before 3.0.15 does not properly handle data encrypted with a block cipher, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption and application crash) via a crafted record, as demonstrated by a crafted GenericBlockCipher structure (CVE-2012-1573).
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
The GnuTLS packages for Mandriva Linux 2011 has been upgraded to the 2.12.8 version due to problems with the test suite while building it, additionally a new dependency was added on p11-kit for the PKCS #11 support.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.