Scientific Linux Security Update : gnutls on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60492


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


Martin von Gagern discovered a flaw in the way GnuTLS verified certificate chains provided by a server. A malicious server could use this flaw to spoof its identity by tricking client applications using the GnuTLS library to trust invalid certificates. (CVE-2008-4989)


Update the affected gnutls, gnutls-devel and / or gnutls-utils packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60492

File Name: sl_20081111_gnutls_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/11/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4989

CWE: 255