Scientific Linux Security Update : gnutls on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

high Nessus Plugin ID 60647

Synopsis

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

Description

CVE-2009-2730 gnutls: incorrect verification of SSL certificate with NUL in name (GNUTLS-SA-2009-4)

A flaw was discovered in the way GnuTLS handles NULL characters in certain fields of X.509 certificates. If an attacker is able to get a carefully-crafted certificate signed by a Certificate Authority trusted by an application using GnuTLS, the attacker could use the certificate during a man-in-the-middle attack and potentially confuse the application into accepting it by mistake. (CVE-2009-2730)

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?0c354348

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60647

File Name: sl_20090826_gnutls_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 8/26/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2730

CWE: 310