Public Date:
CWE-130 -> CWE-119
1101932: CVE-2014-3466 gnutls: insufficient session id length check in _gnutls_read_server_hello (GNUTLS-SA-2014-3)
A flaw was found in the way GnuTLS parsed session IDs from ServerHello messages of the TLS/SSL handshake. A malicious server could use this flaw to send an excessively long session ID value, which would trigger a buffer overflow in a connecting TLS/SSL client application using GnuTLS, causing the client application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.

Find out more about CVE-2014-3466 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (gnutls) RHSA-2014:0594 2014-06-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 (gnutls) RHSA-2014:0684 2014-06-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (gnutls) RHSA-2014:0595 2014-06-03
RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-6 (rhev-hypervisor6) RHSA-2014:0815 2014-06-30

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 mingw32-gnutls Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 gnutls Will not fix


Red Hat would like to thank GnuTLS upstream for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Joonas Kuorilehto of Codenomicon as the original reporter.