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RHSA-2009:1232: gnutls security update

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RHSA-2009:1232: gnutls security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/12/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/12/2009
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The GnuTLS library provides support for cryptographic algorithms and forprotocols such as Transport Layer Security (TLS).A flaw was discovered in the way GnuTLS handles NULL characters in certainfields of X.509 certificates. If an attacker is able to get acarefully-crafted certificate signed by a Certificate Authority trusted byan application using GnuTLS, the attacker could use the certificate duringa man-in-the-middle attack and potentially confuse the application intoaccepting it by mistake. (CVE-2009-2730)Users of GnuTLS are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain a backported patch that corrects this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-gnutls
  • redhat-upgrade-gnutls-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-gnutls-utils

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