Debian Security Advisory DSA 1581-1 (gnutls13)

Published: 2008-05-27 13:41:50
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201581-1

Technical Details:
Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in GNUTLS, an implementation of the SSL/TLS protocol suite. NOTE: The libgnutls13 Linux Distribution Package, which provides the GNUTLS library, does not contain logic to automatically restart potentially affected services. You must restart affected services manually (mainly Exim, using /etc/init.d/exim4 restart) after applying the update, to make the changes fully effective. Alternatively, you can reboot the system. The following vulnerabilities have been identified: A pre-authentication heap overflow involving oversized session resumption data may lead to arbitrary code execution (CVE-2008-1948). Repeated client hellos may result in a pre-authentication denial of service condition due to a null pointer dereference (CVE-2008-1949). Decoding cipher padding with an invalid record length may cause GNUTLS to read memory beyond the end of the received record, leading to a pre-authentication denial of service condition (CVE-2008-1950). For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.4-3+etch1. (Builds for the arm architecture are currently not available and will be released later.) For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed soon. We recommend that you upgrade your GNUTLS Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to gnutls13 announced via advisory DSA 1581-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1948
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1949
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1950

Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0
Published
2008-05-27
Modified
2017-07-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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