Scientific Linux Security Update : gnutls on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20140603)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 74306
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

A flaw was found in the way GnuTLS parsed session IDs from ServerHello messages of the TLS/SSL handshake. A malicious server could use this flaw to send an excessively long session ID value, which would trigger a buffer overflow in a connecting TLS/SSL client application using GnuTLS, causing the client application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-3466)

For the update to take effect, all applications linked to the GnuTLS library must be restarted.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?1f65a671

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74306

File Name: sl_20140603_gnutls_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/4/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gnutls-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gnutls-guile, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gnutls-utils, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 6/3/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/3/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3466