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USN-3183-2: GnuTLS vulnerability

20 March 2017

GnuTLS could be made to hang if it received specially crafted network traffic.

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Details

USN-3183-1 fixed CVE-2016-8610 in GnuTLS in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu
16.10. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Original advisory 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)

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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.

References

Related notices

  • USN-3183-1: gnutls-bin, libgnutls-dev, guile-gnutls, gnutls26-doc, libgnutls-openssl27, gnutls28, libgnutls28-dev, libgnutlsxx28, libgnutlsxx27, libgnutls30, gnutls26, gnutls-doc, libgnutls26
  • USN-3181-1: libssl1.0.0, libssl-doc, libssl-dev, libssl1.0.0-udeb, openssl, libcrypto1.0.0-udeb