Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : gnutls26 vulnerability (USN-2229-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74285
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJoonas 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libgnutls26 package.