USN-2121-1: GnuTLS vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2121-1

25th February, 2014

gnutls26 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

GnuTLS incorrectly validated certain intermediate certificates.

Software description

  • gnutls26 - GNU TLS library

Details

Suman Jana discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled version 1
intermediate certificates. This resulted in them being considered to be a
valid CA certificate by default, which was contrary to documented
behaviour.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10:
libgnutls26 2.12.23-1ubuntu4.1
Ubuntu 12.10:
libgnutls26 2.12.14-5ubuntu4.5
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libgnutls26 2.12.14-5ubuntu3.6

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-2014-1959