Amazon Linux AMI : gnutls (ALAS-2014-301)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72949

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

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)

Solution

Run 'yum update gnutls' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-301.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72949

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-301.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/12

Updated: 2018/04/18

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:amazon:linux:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gnutls-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gnutls-guile, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gnutls-utils, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0092

ALAS: 2014-301

RHSA: 2014:0246