DSA 2866-1: gnutls26 security update
Posted on: 02/23/2014 10:29 AM

A gnutls26 security update has been released for Debian

DSA 2866-1: gnutls26 security update


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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2866-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
February 22, 2014 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : gnutls26
Vulnerability : certificate verification flaw
CVE ID : CVE-2014-1959

Suman Jana reported that GnuTLS, deviating from the documented behavior,
considers a version 1 intermediate certificate as a CA certificate by
default.

The oldstable distribution (squeeze) is not affected by this problem as
X.509 version 1 trusted CA certificates are not allowed by default.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.12.20-8.

For the testing distribution (jessie) and the unstable distribution
(sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.12.23-12.

We recommend that you upgrade your gnutls26 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/



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