Debian DSA-2944-1 : gnutls26 - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 74280
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

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.

Solution

Upgrade the gnutls26 packages.

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

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/gnutls26

https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2944

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

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

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