Public Date:
2012-A-0148, 2012-A-0153
752308: CVE-2011-4128 gnutls: buffer overflow in gnutls_session_get_data() (GNUTLS-SA-2011-2)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the gnutls_session_get_data function in lib/gnutls_session.c in GnuTLS 2.12.x before 2.12.14 and 3.x before 3.0.7, when used on a client that performs nonstandard session resumption, allows remote TLS servers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a large SessionTicket.

Find out more about CVE-2011-4128 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does not affect the version of gnutls as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
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 5 (gnutls) RHSA-2012:0428 2012-03-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (gnutls) RHSA-2012:0429 2012-03-27

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 mingw32-gnutls Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 gnutls Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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