OracleVM 3.3 / 3.4 : gnutls (OVMSA-2017-0054)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99081


The remote OracleVM host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- Upgraded to 2.12.23 to incorporate multiple TLS 1.2 fixes (#1326389, #1326073, #1323215, #1320982, #1328205, #1321112)

- Modified gnutls-serv to accept --sni-hostname (#1333521)

- Modified gnutls-serv to always reply with an alert message (#1327656)

- Removed support for DSA2 as it causes interoperability issues (#1321112)

- Allow sending and receiving certificates which were not in the signature algorithms extension (#1328205)

- Removed support for EXPORT ciphersuites (#1337460)

- Raised the minimum acceptable DH size to 1024 (#1335924)

- Restricted the number of alert that can be received during handshake (#1388730)

- Added fixes for OpenPGP parsing issues (CVE-2017-5337, CVE-2017-5336, CVE-2017-5335)

- The exposed (but internal) crypto back-end registration API is deprecated and no longer functional. The ABI is kept compatible (#1415682)


Update the affected gnutls / gnutls-utils packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99081

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2017-0054.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Published: 2017/03/30

Updated: 2019/09/27

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:oracle:vm:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:gnutls-utils, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.3, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleVM/release, Host/OracleVM/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/03/24

Reference Information

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