Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : gnutls (ELSA-2009-1232)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67916


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1232 :

Updated gnutls packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

A flaw was discovered in the way GnuTLS handles NULL characters in certain fields of X.509 certificates. If an attacker is able to get a carefully-crafted certificate signed by a Certificate Authority trusted by an application using GnuTLS, the attacker could use the certificate during a man-in-the-middle attack and potentially confuse the application into accepting it by mistake. (CVE-2009-2730)

Users of GnuTLS are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch that corrects this issue.


Update the affected gnutls packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67916

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-1232.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/05/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gnutls-utils, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2730

BID: 35952

RHSA: 2009:1232

CWE: 310