Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : gnutls26, gnutls28 vulnerabilities (USN-2540-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 82024

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that GnuTLS did not perform date and time checks on CA certificates, contrary to expectations. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-8155)

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly verified that signature algorithms matched. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to downgrade to a disallowed algorithm. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
(CVE-2015-0282)

It was discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly verified certificate algorithms. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to downgrade to a disallowed algorithm. (CVE-2015-0294).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected libgnutls-deb0-28 and / or libgnutls26 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2540-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82024

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2540-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/24/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgnutls-deb0-28, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgnutls26, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/23/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/24/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8155, CVE-2015-0282, CVE-2015-0294

BID: 73119, 73162

USN: 2540-1