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USN-2403-1: GnuTLS vulnerability

11 November 2014

GnuTLS could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially crafted certificate.



  • gnutls28 - GNU TLS library - commandline utilities


Sean Burford discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled printing certain
elliptic curve parameters. A malicious remote server or client could use
this issue to cause GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10

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