Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : gnutls26 vulnerability (USN-2127-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72812

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled certificate verification functions. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited with specially crafted certificates to view sensitive information.

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Solution

Update the affected libgnutls26 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2127-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72812

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2127-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/05

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgnutls26, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0092

USN: 2127-1