Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : gnutls26 vulnerability (USN-1843-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66692
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled certain padding bytes. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause an application using GnuTLS to crash, leading to a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libgnutls26 package.