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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2697-1 (gnutls26 - out-of-bounds array read)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

It was discovered that a malicious client could crash a GNUTLS server and vice versa, by sending TLS records encrypted with a block cipher which contain invalid padding. The oldstable distribution (squeeze) is not affected because the security fix that introduced this vulnerability was not applied to it.

Affected Software

Affected Software

gnutls26 on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.12.20-7. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.12.23-5. We recommend that you upgrade your gnutls26 packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)