GLSA-201702-04 : GnuTLS: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 97110


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201702-04 (GnuTLS: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple heap and stack overflows and double free vulnerabilities have been discovered in GnuTLS by the OSS-Fuzz project. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process a specially crafted certificate using an application linked against GnuTLS.
This could possibly result in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GnuTLS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/gnutls-3.3.26'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97110

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201702-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/02/13

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gnutls, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5334, CVE-2017-5335, CVE-2017-5336, CVE-2017-5337

GLSA: 201702-04