Scientific Linux Security Update : gnutls on SL5.x i386/x86_64 (20140303)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72795

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that GnuTLS did not correctly handle certain errors that could occur during the verification of an X.509 certificate, causing it to incorrectly report a successful verification. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted certificate that could be accepted by GnuTLS as valid for a site chosen by the attacker. (CVE-2014-0092)

A flaw was found in the way GnuTLS handled version 1 X.509 certificates. An attacker able to obtain a version 1 certificate from a trusted certificate authority could use this flaw to issue certificates for other sites that would be accepted by GnuTLS as valid. (CVE-2009-5138)

For the update to take effect, all applications linked to the GnuTLS library must be restarted.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?633f0fc6

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72795

File Name: sl_20140303_gnutls_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/04

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gnutls-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gnutls-utils, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/03/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-5138, CVE-2014-0092