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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72795


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72795

File Name: sl_20140303_gnutls_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/04

Modified: 2014/03/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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

Reference Information

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