GLSA-201206-18 : GnuTLS: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 59671


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201206-18 (GnuTLS: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in GnuTLS:
An error in libgnutls does not properly sanitize '\\0' characters from certificate fields (CVE-2009-2730).
An error in the TLS and SSL protocols mistreats renegotiation handshakes (CVE-2009-3555).
A boundary error in the 'gnutls_session_get_data()' function in gnutls_session.c could cause a buffer overflow (CVE-2011-4128).
An error in the '_gnutls_ciphertext2compressed()' function in gnutls_cipher.c could cause memory corruption (CVE-2012-1573).
Impact :

A remote attacker could perform man-in-the-middle attacks to spoof arbitrary SSL servers or cause a Denial of Service condition in applications linked against GnuTLS.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GnuTLS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/gnutls-2.12.18'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59671

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201206-18.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 6/25/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


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: 6/23/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2730, CVE-2009-3555, CVE-2011-4128, CVE-2012-1573

BID: 35952, 36935, 50609, 52667

GLSA: 201206-18

CWE: 310