GLSA 200805-20 GnuTLS: Execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 05/21/2008 11:15 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - GnuTLS: Execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200805-20
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: GnuTLS: Execution of arbitrary code
Date: May 21, 2008
Bugs: #222823
ID: 200805-20

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities might allow for the execution of arbitrary
code in daemons using GnuTLS.

Background
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GnuTLS is an implementation of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0 and
Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-libs/gnutls lt; 2.2.5 gt;= 2.2.5

Description
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Ossi Herrala and Jukka Taimisto of Codenomicon reported three
vulnerabilities in libgnutls of GnuTLS:

* "Client Hello" messages containing an invalid server name can lead
to a buffer overflow when evaluating "Security Parameters"
(CVE-2008-1948).

* Multiple "Client Hello" messages can lead to a NULL pointer
dereference (CVE-2008-1949).

* A TLS handshake including an encrypted "Client Hello" message and
an invalid record length could lead to a buffer overread
(CVE-2008-1950).

Impact
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Unauthenticated remote attackers could exploit these vulnerabilities to
cause Denial of Service conditions in daemons using GnuTLS. The first
vulnerability (CVE-2008-1948) might allow for the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the daemon handling incoming TLS
connections.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All GnuTLS users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-libs/gnutls-2.2.5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-1948
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1948
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-1949
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1949
[ 3 ] CVE-2008-1950
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1950

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200805-20.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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