GLSA 200905-04 GnuTLS: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 05/24/2009 02:40 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - GnuTLS: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200905-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: GnuTLS: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: May 24, 2009
Bugs: #267774
ID: 200905-04

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in GnuTLS might result in a Denial of Service,
spoofing or the generation of invalid keys.

Background
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GnuTLS is an Open Source implementation of the TLS 1.0 and SSL 3.0
protocols.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-libs/gnutls lt; 2.6.6 gt;= 2.6.6

Description
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The following vulnerabilities were found in GnuTLS:

* Miroslav Kratochvil reported that lib/pk-libgcrypt.c does not
properly handle corrupt DSA signatures, possibly leading to a
double-free vulnerability (CVE-2009-1415).

* Simon Josefsson reported that GnuTLS generates RSA keys stored in
DSA structures when creating a DSA key (CVE-2009-1416).

* Romain Francoise reported that the
_gnutls_x509_verify_certificate() function in lib/x509/verify.c does
not perform time checks, resulting in the "gnutls-cli" program
accepting X.509 certificates with validity times in the past or
future (CVE-2009-1417).

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process a
specially crafted DSA certificate, possibly resulting in a Denial of
Service condition. NOTE: This issue might have other unspecified impact
including the execution of arbitrary code. Furthermore, a remote
attacker could spoof signatures on certificates and the "gnutls-cli"
application can be tricked into accepting an invalid certificate.

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-2.6.6"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-1415
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1415
[ 2 ] CVE-2009-1416
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1416
[ 3 ] CVE-2009-1417
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1417

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-200905-04.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 2009 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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