Debian DSA-2944-1 : gnutls26 - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 74280
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Joonas Kuorilehto discovered that GNU TLS performed insufficient validation of session IDs during TLS/SSL handshakes. A malicious server could use this to execute arbitrary code or perform denial of service.


Upgrade the gnutls26 packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.12.20-8+deb7u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74280

File Name: debian_DSA-2944.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/3/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gnutls26, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/1/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3466

BID: 67741

DSA: 2944