Ubuntu 15.04 : gnutls28 vulnerabilities (USN-2727-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 85735
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled parsing CRL distribution points. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2015-3308)

Kurt Roeckx discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled a long DistinguishedName (DN) entry in a certificate. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-6251).

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 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2727-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85735

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2727-1.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/2/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgnutls-deb0-28, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/1/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/24/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3308, CVE-2015-6251

USN: 2727-1