Scientific Linux Security Update : gnutls on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65019


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


It was discovered that GnuTLS leaked timing information when decrypting TLS/SSL protocol encrypted records when CBC-mode cipher suites were used. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to retrieve plain text from the encrypted packets by using a TLS/SSL server as a padding oracle. (CVE-2013-1619)

For the update to take effect, all applications linked to the GnuTLS library must be restarted, or the system rebooted.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65019

File Name: sl_20130304_gnutls_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/05

Modified: 2013/03/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/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: 2013/03/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1619