Scientific Linux Security Update : gnutls on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79231


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


An out-of-bounds memory write flaw was found in the way GnuTLS parsed certain ECC (Elliptic Curve Cryptography) certificates or certificate signing requests (CSR). A malicious user could create a specially crafted ECC certificate or a certificate signing request that, when processed by an application compiled against GnuTLS (for example, certtool), could cause that application to crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.

For the update to take effect, all applications linked to the GnuTLS or libtasn1 library must be restarted.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79231

File Name: sl_20141112_gnutls_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/13

Modified: 2014/11/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2014/11/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8564