Ubuntu 15.04 : gnutls28 vulnerabilities (USN-2727-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 85735
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected libgnutls-deb0-28 package.