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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74306


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74306

File Name: sl_20140603_gnutls_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/04

Modified: 2014/06/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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: 2014/06/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3466