Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gnutls (MDVSA-2014:215)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79347


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


Updated gnutls package fix security vulnerability :

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 (CVE-2014-8564).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79347

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-215.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 11/20/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gnutls-ssl27, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gnutls28, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/19/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8564

BID: 71003

MDVSA: 2014:215