Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : gnutls26 vulnerability (USN-2229-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 74285
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Synopsis

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

Description

Joonas Kuorilehto discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled Server Hello messages. A malicious remote server or a man in the middle could use this issue to cause GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected libgnutls26 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2229-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74285

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2229-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/3/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

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: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:13.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/2/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/3/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3466

BID: 67741

USN: 2229-1