Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : gnutls26 vulnerability (USN-3183-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 97853

Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3183-1 fixed CVE-2016-8610 in GnuTLS in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Stefan Buehler discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly verified the serial length of OCSP responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass certain certificate validation measures. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-7444)

Shi Lei discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled certain warning alerts. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause GnuTLS to hang, resulting in a denial of service. This issue has only been addressed in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-8610)

It was discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly decoded X.509 certificates with a Proxy Certificate Information extension.
A remote attacker could use this issue to cause GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2017-5334)

It was discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled certain OpenPGP certificates. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-5335, CVE-2017-5336, CVE-2017-5337).

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 libgnutls26 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3183-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97853

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3183-2.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/21

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgnutls26, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7444, CVE-2016-8610, CVE-2017-5334, CVE-2017-5335, CVE-2017-5336, CVE-2017-5337

USN: 3183-2