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Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008.70

Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008.70
Posted Nov 14, 2008
Authored by Pardus Linux, Pardus

Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008-70 -A vulnerability has been reported in GnuTLS, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions. The vulnerability is caused due to an error when validating the X.509 certificate chain and can be exploited to spoof arbitrary names e.g. during a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, spoof
systems | linux
advisories | CVE-2008-4989
SHA-256 | 3c2662b7e460287e9cc145ea7d0b9487ff84e81276c0932011ff5059ef43322b

Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008.70

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Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008-70 security@pardus.org.tr
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Date: 2008-11-14
Severity: 3
Type: Remote
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Summary
=======

A vulnerability has been reported in GnuTLS, which can be exploited by
malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.


Description
===========

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when validating the X.509
certificate chain and can be exploited to spoof arbitrary names e.g.
during a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack.


Affected packages:

Pardus 2008:
gnutls, all before 2.2.5-13-5


Resolution
==========

There are update(s) for gnutls. You can update them via Package Manager
or with a single command from console:

pisi up gnutls

References
==========

* http://bugs.pardus.org.tr/show_bug.cgi?id=8626
* http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.encryption.gpg.gnutls.devel/3215
* http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4989

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Pardus Security Team
http://security.pardus.org.tr


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