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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.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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