Debian: DSA-2866-1: gnutls26 security update

    Date 22 Feb 2014
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Suman Jana reported that GnuTLS, deviating from the documented behavior, considers a version 1 intermediate certificate as a CA certificate by default.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2866-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    February 22, 2014                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : gnutls26
    Vulnerability  : certificate verification flaw
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-1959
    
    Suman Jana reported that GnuTLS, deviating from the documented behavior,
    considers a version 1 intermediate certificate as a CA certificate by
    default.
    
    The oldstable distribution (squeeze) is not affected by this problem as
    X.509 version 1 trusted CA certificates are not allowed by default.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.12.20-8.
    
    For the testing distribution (jessie) and the unstable distribution
    (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.12.23-12.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your gnutls26 packages.
    
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    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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