Scientific Linux Security Update : gnutls on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20140303)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72796

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)

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?9288d1da

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72796

File Name: sl_20140303_gnutls_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/04

Updated: 2020/09/24

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-guile, 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-2014-0092