Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gnutls (MDVSA-2012:040)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58505


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


A 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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58505

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-040.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/03/28

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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:lib64gnutls-ssl27, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gnutls26, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64p11-kit-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64p11-kit0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgnutls-ssl27, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgnutls26, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libp11-kit-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libp11-kit0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:p11-kit, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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: 2012/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1573

BID: 52667

MDVSA: 2012:040