Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gnutls (MDVSA-2014:043)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 72596


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


Updated gnutls packages fix security vulnerability :

Suman Jana reported a vulnerability that affects the certificate verification functions of gnutls 3.1.x and gnutls 3.2.x. A version 1 intermediate certificate will be considered as a CA certificate by default (something that deviates from the documented behavior) (CVE-2014-1959).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72596

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-043.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 2/20/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/19/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1959

BID: 65559

MDVSA: 2014:043