Debian DSA-3334-1 : gnutls28 - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 85357


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Kurt Roeckx discovered that decoding a specific certificate with very long DistinguishedName (DN) entries leads to double free. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw by creating a specially crafted certificate that, when processed by an application compiled against GnuTLS, could cause the application to crash resulting in a denial of service.


Upgrade the gnutls28 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.3.8-6+deb8u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85357

File Name: debian_DSA-3334.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/13/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gnutls28, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/12/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6251

DSA: 3334