USN-3183-1: GnuTLS vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3183-1

1st February, 2017

gnutls26, gnutls28 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in GnuTLS.

Software description

  • gnutls26
    – GNU TLS library

  • gnutls28
    – GNU TLS library

Details

Stefan Buehler discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly verified the serial
length of OCSP responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to bypass certain certificate validation measures. This issue only applied
to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-7444)

Shi Lei discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled certain warning alerts.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause GnuTLS to hang,
resulting in a denial of service. This issue has only been addressed in
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-8610)

It was discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly decoded X.509 certificates with a
Proxy Certificate Information extension. A remote attacker could use this
issue to cause GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2017-5334)

It was discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled certain OpenPGP
certificates. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5335, CVE-2017-5336, CVE-2017-5337)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package version:

Ubuntu 16.10:
libgnutls30

3.5.3-5ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libgnutls30

3.4.10-4ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libgnutls26

2.12.23-12ubuntu2.6
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libgnutls26

2.12.14-5ubuntu3.13

To update your system, please follow these instructions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2016-7444,

CVE-2016-8610,

CVE-2017-5334,

CVE-2017-5335,

CVE-2017-5336,

CVE-2017-5337


Source From: ubuntu.com.
Original article title: USN-3183-1: GnuTLS vulnerabilities.
This full article can be read at: USN-3183-1: GnuTLS vulnerabilities.

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