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CVE-2008-4989

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2008-11-10
Bugzilla: 470079: CVE-2008-4989 gnutls: certificate chain verification flaw

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The _gnutls_x509_verify_certificate function in lib/x509/verify.c in libgnutls in GnuTLS before 2.6.1 trusts certificate chains in which the last certificate is an arbitrary trusted, self-signed certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to insert a spoofed certificate for any Distinguished Name (DN).

Find out more about CVE-2008-4989 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (gnutls) RHSA-2008:0982 November 11, 2008

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