Fedora 16 : mingw-libtasn1-2.12-1.fc16 / mingw32-gnutls-2.12.14-3.fc16 (2012-4409)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58551


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


This update fixes a a DER decoding buffer overflow in the MinGW cross compiled libtasn1 and gnutls packages. The mingw-gnutls build also switches to using the system libtasn1 library instead of its bundled copy.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected mingw-libtasn1 and / or mingw32-gnutls packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58551

File Name: fedora_2012-4409.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/04/02

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mingw-libtasn1, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mingw32-gnutls, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1569

FEDORA: 2012-4409