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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.61811
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0982
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

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.

Solution:
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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0982.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
4.3

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-4989
BugTraq ID: 32232
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32232
Bugtraq: 20081117 rPSA-2008-0322-1 gnutls (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/498431/100/0/threaded
Debian Security Information: DSA-1719 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1719
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-November/msg00222.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-November/msg00293.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200901-10.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:227
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.encryption.gpg.gnutls.devel/3217
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.encryption.gpg.gnutls.devel/3215
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11650
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0982.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021167
http://secunia.com/advisories/32619
http://secunia.com/advisories/32681
http://secunia.com/advisories/32687
http://secunia.com/advisories/32879
http://secunia.com/advisories/33501
http://secunia.com/advisories/33694
http://secunia.com/advisories/35423
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-260528-1
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:027 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-12/msg00002.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2009:009 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-04/msg00010.html
https://usn.ubuntu.com/678-1/
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-678-2
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3086
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1567
XForce ISS Database: gnutls-x509-name-spoofing(46482)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/46482
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