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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0982

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0982.

The GnuTLS library provides support for cryptographic algorithms and for
protocols such as Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Martin von Gagern discovered a flaw in the way GnuTLS verified certificate
chains provided by a server. A malicious server could use this flaw to
spoof its identity by tricking client applications using the GnuTLS library
to trust invalid certificates. (CVE-2008-4989)

Users of GnuTLS are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch that corrects this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-4989
BugTraq ID: 32232
Bugtraq: 20081117 rPSA-2008-0322-1 gnutls (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1719 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:027 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2009:009 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: gnutls-x509-name-spoofing(46482)
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