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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66054


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: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2013/11/25

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: 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: 2013/04/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1619

MDVSA: 2013:040

MGASA: 2013-0050