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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.67543
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-948-1 (gnutls12)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-948-1 (gnutls12)
Description:The remote host is missing an update to gnutls12
announced via advisory USN-948-1.

Details follow:

It was discovered that GnuTLS did not always properly verify the hash
algorithm of X.509 certificates. If an application linked against GnuTLS
processed a crafted certificate, an attacker could make GnuTLS dereference
a NULL pointer and cause a DoS via application crash.

Solution:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
libgnutls12 1.2.9-2ubuntu1.8

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-948-1

Risk factor : Medium
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-7239
http://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnutls-dev/2006-August/001192.html
http://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnutls-dev/2006-August/001190.html
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