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Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

MDKSA-2006:166: gnutls Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the gnutls package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2006:166 (gnutls).

verify.c in GnuTLS before 1.4.4, when using an RSA key with exponent 3,
does not properly handle excess data in the digestAlgorithm.parameters
field when generating a hash, which allows remote attackers to forge a
PKCS #1 v1.5 signature that is signed by that RSA key and prevents
GnuTLS from correctly verifying X.509 and other certificates that use
PKCS, a variant of CVE-2006-4339.
The provided packages have been patched to correct this issues.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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