Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gnutls (MDVSA-2013:040)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 66054
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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Nadhem Alfardan and Kenny Paterson devised an attack that recovers some bits of the plaintext of a GnuTLS session that utilizes that CBC ciphersuites, by using timing information (CVE-2013-1619).

The gnutls package has been updated to latest 3.0.28 version to fix above problem.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66054

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-040.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 4/20/2013

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


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:mandriva:linux:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gnutls-ssl27, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gnutls28, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tasn1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tasn1_3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtasn1-tools, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/5/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1619

MDVSA: 2013:040

MGASA: 2013-0050