USN-2821-1: GnuTLS vulnerability

30 November 2015

GnuTLS could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Releases

Packages

  • gnutls26 - GNU TLS library

Details

It was discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly validated the first byte of
padding in CBC modes. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
perform a padding oracle attack.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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