RHEL 5 / 6 : gnutls (RHSA-2013:0883)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66706


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated gnutls packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The GnuTLS library provides support for cryptographic algorithms and for protocols such as Transport Layer Security (TLS).

It was discovered that the fix for the CVE-2013-1619 issue released via RHSA-2013:0588 introduced a regression in the way GnuTLS decrypted TLS/SSL encrypted records when CBC-mode cipher suites were used. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to crash a server or client application that uses GnuTLS. (CVE-2013-2116)

Users of GnuTLS are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. For the update to take effect, all applications linked to the GnuTLS library must be restarted.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66706

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-0883.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/05/31

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnutls-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnutls-guile, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnutls-utils, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.9, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/05/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2116

RHSA: 2013:0883