Fedora 11 Update: gnutls-2.6.6-3.fc11
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
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
FEDORA-2009-8565
2009-08-15 07:17:23
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Name        : gnutls
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 2.6.6
Release     : 3.fc11
URL         : http://www.gnutls.org/
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.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ChangeLog:

* 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
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #516231 - CVE-2009-2730 gnutls: incorrect verification of SSL certificate with NUL in name (GNUTLS-SA-2009-4)
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=516231
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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 http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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
http://fedoraproject.org/keys
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

_______________________________________________
Fedora-package-announce mailing list
Fedora-package-announce@redhat.com
http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-package-announce