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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3183-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3183-2
Posted Mar 20, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3183-2 - USN-3183-1 fixedCVE-2016-8610 in GnuTLS in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Stefan Buehler discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly verified the serial length of OCSP responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass certain certificate validation measures. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Shi Lei discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled certain warning alerts. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause GnuTLS to hang, resulting in a denial of service. This issue has only been addressed in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. It was discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly decoded X.509 certificates with a Proxy Certificate Information extension. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. It was discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled certain OpenPGP certificates. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-7444, CVE-2016-8610, CVE-2017-5334
SHA-256 | c20be476843f82dbeef2f80230bbcaa5a17fdb8eea114d74c07fde2da3274f09

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3183-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3183-2
March 20, 2017

gnutls26 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

GnuTLS could be made to hang if it received specially crafted network
traffic.

Software Description:
- gnutls26: GNU TLS library

Details:

USN-3183-1 fixed CVE-2016-8610 in GnuTLS in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu
16.10. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

Stefan Buehler discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly verified the serial
length of OCSP responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to bypass certain certificate validation measures. This issue only applied
to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-7444)
Shi Lei discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled certain warning alerts.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause GnuTLS to hang,
resulting in a denial of service. This issue has only been addressed in
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-8610)
It was discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly decoded X.509 certificates with a
Proxy Certificate Information extension. A remote attacker could use this
issue to cause GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2017-5334)
It was discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled certain OpenPGP
certificates. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5335, CVE-2017-5336, CVE-2017-5337)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libgnutls26 2.12.23-12ubuntu2.7

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libgnutls26 2.12.14-5ubuntu3.14

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3183-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3183-1
CVE-2016-8610

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnutls26/2.12.23-12ubuntu2.7
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnutls26/2.12.14-5ubuntu3.14



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