Debian: DSA-2441-1: gnutls26 security update

    Date25 Mar 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Matthew Hall discovered that GNUTLS does not properly handle truncated GenericBlockCipher structures nested inside TLS records, leading to crashes in applications using the GNUTLS library.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2441-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
    March 25, 2012                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : gnutls26
    Vulnerability  : missing bounds check
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-1573
    
    Matthew Hall discovered that GNUTLS does not properly handle truncated
    GenericBlockCipher structures nested inside TLS records, leading to
    crashes in applications using the GNUTLS library.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.8.6-1+squeeze2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.12.18-1 of the gnutls26 package and version 3.0.17-2 of the
    gnutls28 package.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your gnutls26 packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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