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Fedora 11 Update: gnutls-2.6.6-3.fc11 Print E-mail
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Fedora This update fixes handling of NUL characters in certificate Common Name or subjectAltName fields especially in regards to comparsion to hostnames.
Fedora Update Notification
2009-08-15 07:17:23

Name        : gnutls
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 2.6.6
Release     : 3.fc11
URL         :
Summary     : A TLS protocol implementation
Description :
GnuTLS is a project that aims to develop a library which provides a secure
layer, over a reliable transport layer. Currently the GnuTLS library implements
the proposed standards by the IETF's TLS working group.

Update Information:

This update fixes handling of NUL characters in certificate  Common Name or
subjectAltName fields especially in regards to comparsion to hostnames.

* Wed Sep 23 2009 Tomas Mraz  2.6.6-3
- fix handling of hostname in openpgp certificates
* Fri Aug 14 2009 Tomas Mraz  2.6.6-2
- fix CVE-2009-2730 - handling of NUL chars in certificate
  CNs and SANs

  [ 1 ] Bug #516231 - CVE-2009-2730 gnutls: incorrect verification of SSL certificate with NUL in name (GNUTLS-SA-2009-4)

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update gnutls' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at

Fedora-package-announce mailing list
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