Scientific Linux Security Update : gnutls on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20130304)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 65019
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?6c638edf

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65019

File Name: sl_20130304_gnutls_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/5/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gnutls-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gnutls-guile, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gnutls-utils, 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: 3/4/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1619