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Mandriva: Subject: [Security Announce] [ MDVSA-2008:227-1 ] gnutls Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake Martin von Gagern found a flow in how GnuTLS versions 1.2.4 up until 2.6.1 verified certificate chains provided by a server. A malicious server could use this flaw to spoof its identity by tricking client applications that used the GnuTLS library to trust invalid certificates (CVE-2008-4989).

 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                       MDVSA-2008:227-1

 Package : gnutls
 Date    : November 17, 2008
 Affected: 2008.0, 2008.1, 2009.0

 Problem Description:

 Martin von Gagern found a flow in how GnuTLS versions 1.2.4 up until
 2.6.1 verified certificate chains provided by a server.  A malicious
 server could use this flaw to spoof its identity by tricking client
 applications that used the GnuTLS library to trust invalid certificates


 It was found that the previously-published patch to correct this
 issue caused a regression when dealing with self-signed certificates.
 An updated patch that fixes the security issue and resolves the
 regression issue has been applied to these packages.


 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Linux 2008.0:
 60f4f2fefdfd3684f3b005e62cb93ba1  2008.0/i586/gnutls-2.0.0-2.3mdv2008.0.i586.rpm
 ae53d66478ff96540e2e7d5cfaadfe17  2008.0/i586/libgnutls13-2.0.0-2.3mdv2008.0.i586.rpm
 a8d4971ad3262a9334012c41edaa7918  2008.0/i586/libgnutls-devel-2.0.0-2.3mdv2008.0.i586.rpm 
 14ac81812bcc8f7d9922780e89fed88d  2008.0/SRPMS/gnutls-2.0.0-2.3mdv2008.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.0/X86_64:
 e2dfda8e991495ee2c7e6bbf3ccdb051  2008.0/x86_64/gnutls-2.0.0-2.3mdv2008.0.x86_64.rpm
 db3b0edf267cdac277f47ecb9c126add  2008.0/x86_64/lib64gnutls13-2.0.0-2.3mdv2008.0.x86_64.rpm
 60944c583e7956590b0de0e12ecf5610  2008.0/x86_64/lib64gnutls-devel-2.0.0-2.3mdv2008.0.x86_64.rpm 
 14ac81812bcc8f7d9922780e89fed88d  2008.0/SRPMS/gnutls-2.0.0-2.3mdv2008.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1:
 0e2b0eac5b884160d77fa03dfd2e629c  2008.1/i586/gnutls-2.3.0-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 1c9389e64590c22c6b05bacc9923a81b  2008.1/i586/libgnutls26-2.3.0-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 5500ee8c7cd28735b0f90d9224e244bd  2008.1/i586/libgnutls-devel-2.3.0-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 
 77d89efe54acc14a069c297de7939258  2008.1/SRPMS/gnutls-2.3.0-2.3mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64:
 9b99d7387db8864d84d9aae48a84cea8  2008.1/x86_64/gnutls-2.3.0-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 4085618c35d0d6b6c7f8d843701028f5  2008.1/x86_64/lib64gnutls26-2.3.0-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 83f17e48ec2e5c485141d392530df33d  2008.1/x86_64/lib64gnutls-devel-2.3.0-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm 
 77d89efe54acc14a069c297de7939258  2008.1/SRPMS/gnutls-2.3.0-2.3mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.0:
 9ed865d219cdde7d45b648341d28c13c  2009.0/i586/gnutls-2.4.1-2.2mdv2009.0.i586.rpm
 0add63a12831dbd02b27487a9212fb3b  2009.0/i586/libgnutls26-2.4.1-2.2mdv2009.0.i586.rpm
 bd66e5cc9104b5903e6940f09a323002  2009.0/i586/libgnutls-devel-2.4.1-2.2mdv2009.0.i586.rpm 
 8deee0f243a9af49c55837c04c9ed46d  2009.0/SRPMS/gnutls-2.4.1-2.2mdv2009.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.0/X86_64:
 3913ed2769a85f34ae08dffac3798f28  2009.0/x86_64/gnutls-2.4.1-2.2mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm
 0db8cbae6e1d5a68a9b81478b1ce5833  2009.0/x86_64/lib64gnutls26-2.4.1-2.2mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm
 ba3e74e7af95c837ace781d1995c5637  2009.0/x86_64/lib64gnutls-devel-2.4.1-2.2mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm 
 8deee0f243a9af49c55837c04c9ed46d  2009.0/SRPMS/gnutls-2.4.1-2.2mdv2009.0.src.rpm

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
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